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GENEALOGY 



OP TUB 



LEFFERTS FAMILY 



1650 — 1878. 



TEUNIS G. BERGEN, 

Bay Ridge, New Utrecht, N. Y. 



ALBANY, N. Y.: 

JOEL MUNSELL. 
1878. 
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JiOo^S" 



RINDINO )o O i 
OF 16?8. ) 



PREFACE. 



In searching for materials for a genealogy of the Bergen 
family, much matter was gathered for preservation and 
future- use, relating to the other early settlers of Kings 
county. In some cases old family records of births, deaths, 
and marriages, were found to be confined to a single copy 
contained in an old Dortrecht Bible, which, if lost or de- 
stroyed, would have obliteratecf the dates of the births, etc., 
of a generation. At the request of members of the Lefferts 
family, and with their aid -, especially with that of Mrs. 
Gertrude L. Vanderbilt (dau. of John Lefferts deceased) ; 
John Lefferts, attorney of Philadelphia;' and J. Carson 
Brevoort; and also of the Rev. Garret C. Schenck of 
Marlborough, N. J., and Henry Onderdonk, Jr., of 
Jamaica ; additional information has been obtained, with 
which and from what has been gleaned from other writings, 
this genealogy has been compiled, which makes no preten- 
sions of perfection, but only presents what has been within 



» To John Leffertt of Philadelphia, I am indebted for the main portion of the 
information obtained of the Penniylvania branch, for which he it entitled to 
the thanks of the family. 



iv. Preface. 

the reach of the author and easily attainable ; leaving out 
many branches which have been lost sight of by those who 
have remained in the locality selected by their paternal 
ancestor for his abiding place, in the then wilds of New 
Netherlands. 

Within the recollections of the author, there were three 
large farms in Bedford, one in Flatbush and two in New 
Utrecht occupied and cultivated by LefFertscs, who were 
among the wealthy, respected and successful cultivators in 
Kings county : at present there is but one held by an in- 
dividual of the name, that of Mr. John Lefferts of Flat- 
bush, a worthy successor of his ancestors, occupying pre- 
mises held by the family for at least five generations. The 
males of the family in this vicinity, (although not so in 
other localities), appear to be decreasing, while those of 
most of the other European pioneers of this locality con- 
tinue to multiply and increase, so that there is a probability 
that the day is not far distant when the family name of 
Lefterts will disappear from our midst, and will have to be 
sought for elsewhere in this country. There is another 
family among us, that of the Martenses, once numerous, 
whose males have dwindled down to a single household. 
This disappearing from our midst may in a measure be 
owing to the spii'it of improvement resulting from our 
proximity to a vast and rapidly growing city ; which levels 
hills, fills up valleys, sweeps away forests, swallows farms, 
and forces the descendants of the founders of this portion 
of New Netherlands who desire to continue and enjoy that 
independence and contentment which the cultivators of the 



Preface. v. 

soil possess in a greater measure than those in the other pur- 
suits of life, to abandon the homes of their fathers and seek 
other more favorable localities removed from the turmoil 
of cities, where they can peaceably and quietly continue 
the occupation of cultivators without fear of disturbance. 

T. G. Bergen. 
Kings Co.y Bay Ridge^ N. T. 



ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS WORK. 



b 


for born. 


sup. 


suppose. 


sec. 




secretary. 


d. 


died. 


Doc. 


Documentary. 


off. 




office. 


m. 


married. 


His. 


History. 


Sur. 




Surrogate. 


bap. 


baptized. 


Do. 


Dominie. 


Reg. 




Register. 


8. 


son. 


A. 


Acres. 


Con. 




Conveyances, 


dau. 


daughter. 


ft. 


foot or feet. 


rec. 




recorded. 


wid. 


widow. 


fl. 


florin. 


R. D. 


Ch. 


Reformed 


P- 


page. 


gl. 


guilder. 


Dutch Church. 


Toi. 


Tolume. 


£. 


pound. 








CO. 


county. 


sh. 


shilling. 









GENEALOGY 



OF THB 



LEFFERTS FAMILY. 



FIRST GENERATION. 

I. Leffert Pietersen van Haughwout, Hauwert, 
Houwaard, Houvert or Havert, or Leffert son of Peter from 
Haughwout, emigrated in 1660 from Haughwout or Haugh- 
wert, a village one and a half hours north of Hoorn in the 
province of North Holland, containing a congregation of 
200 of the Reformed religion of whom forty were church 
members, attached to the classis of Hoorn. Their church 
edifice is a small building with a square tower and octogon 
spire.' He settled in Midwout (Flatbush), on Long Island 
where he was assessed in 1675,' one poll, two horses, four 
cows and calves, and seventeen morgens of land j and in 



' It was customary for the early settlers in this country to name their new 
homes after those they left in the fatherland. Thus Brooklyn was named after 
" Breukelin " in Utrecht, New Utrecht after the ancient city of Utrecht in 
the same province, Amcrsfoort (now Flatlands) after '• Amersfoort " a city on 
Eem in the same province, and Gravescnd after " 's Graverande *' in South 
Holland. " Midwoud and Oostwoud," the original names of Flatbush and 
New Lotts were no doubt named after villages of those names in North Holland. 
Leffert Peterse coming from the village of •' Hauwert " on the " Kromme 
Leek" in the immediate vicinity of* Midwoud and Oostwoud," may have had 
some hand in perpetuating these names among us. Probably others of the 
early settlers of Flatbush came from " Midwoud." 

• See vol. I, p. 659 of Doc. Hii. of N. Y. 



8 Lefferts Family. • 

1676, * one poll, two horses, six cows and calves, and 
seventeen morgens of land. From the records it also ap- 
pears that in i674he loaned igoguilderstoBartelt Claessen, 
one of his neighbors, and that in 1683^ he was assessed one 
poll, one horse, two oxen, nineteen cows and calves, and 
54 acres of land. 

Leffert Pietcrse's name appears on the patent for the part 
of Flatbush known as New Letts, of Gov. Andross of the 
28th of March, 1677, of which the following is an abstract : 
" Whereas there is a certain parcel of land lying in the 
" limits of the town of Flatbush," etc., " the which through 
'* the power of my warrant has been laid out for several 
" inhabitants in that place (Flatbush), to wit : for Adriaen 
" Lambertse, Floor Willemse, Minne Johannis and his son 
" Albert, Hendrick Stryckcr, Jan Snedecker» Dirk de Snyder 
" (Tailor), Pieter Lott, Gerrit Lubbertse, Jan Roelosse 
" Suebring, Theodorus Polhemius, Willem Jacobse and 
*' his son Hendrick, Jan Strycker, and his son Gerrit, Jacob 
" Hendrixc (Suydam), Cornells Barentse, Jan Didmarse, 
"Cornells Bogart, Rem Remse, the schoolmaster of the 
**town at the above date, Pieter Guiljamse, Willem Guil- 
"jamse, Simon Hanse (Van Noortstrand), Cornells de 
Seen, Catharine Hcgcman, Aucke Janse (Van Nuyse), 
Arian Ryerse, Gerrit Snedecker, Titus Sierx, Dirk Janse, 
Aert Janse, Leffert Pieterse^ Jan Jansen, Stoffel Probasco, 
"and Cornells Bcrryen ; the arable land lies to the East of 
" the aforesaid Flatbush, to the South of the hills, and to 
" the West of the limits of Jamaica, stretching along the 
"road or highway which goes to Jamaica, 724I rods, from 
*• thence in a South line in the woods 315 rods, containing 
*' in all 1426 acres and 136 rods, as by the report of the 
" Surveyor can be seen. Be it known, all and every one, 



* See vol. II, p. 475 of Doc. His. of N. Y. 

• See vol. Ill, p. 504 of Doc. Hi«. of N. Y. 



FiRsi Generation. 9 

" that through power by his Majestie's letters and patents, 
** and the commission and the authority to me given through 
*' his Royal Highness, I have given, etc., to the said 
** Adriaen Lambertse said premises, etc., they yielding and 
" paying therefor yearly and every year for his Royal 
*■'■ Highness's use as a pure rent one bushel of good winter 
'* wheat in New York for each lot," etc. (Original on 
file in town clerk's office of P'latbush.) 

At the Court of Sessions held in Gravesend on the 2ist 
of Jan., 1682, the inhabitants of Bushwick and Brooklyn 
made a complaint against '■'■ Lejfard Peterse " and '* Jan 
Janse ditmas" for cutting wood and timber on their lands, 
on which the court ordered that Capt. '' Richard Stilwell 
and Capt. Jaques Cortelian doe make division of this land 
by running a line between them, and to make their Report 
to the next Sessions, the said line to be lun according to 
their Pattent." 

This was probably the land referred to in the following 
survey and deeds, at which period controversies in relation 
to town boundaries were not uncommon. 

From the following translation of a surveyor's certificate 
in Dutch, the original of which is in possession of Christo- 
pher Lott, late of New Lotts, but without date, it is evident 
that Lejfcrt Pieterse owned lands in New Lotts: "for 
Leffert Pieterse measured a parcel of land laying on Long 
Island in the new lots of ' Vlackebosch' (Flatbush), desig- 
nated No. 41, broad 21 rods, extending in length south and 
north as shown by a Holland roos compass ; as it lays, in 
size about thirty acres. 

Ja : CoRTELjAU, sworn surveyor." 

Aug. 24, 1685, Lejf'ert Pieterse conveyed the above 
premises to Adriaen Andriese Onderdonk, in which they are 
described as lying on the west side of land of Aris Janse 
Vanderbilt, on the east side of land of Stoffel Probasko, and 

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lo Lefferts Family. 

that Peterse obtained the same by a patent from Gov. Ed- 
mond Andross. On the same day Onderdonk conveyed 
these premises to Stoffci Probasko. 

Feb. 26, 1698, Jan Jansen Fyn conveyed to Stoft'el 
Probasko 30 acres patented by Gov. Andross to said Fyn, 
known as No. 42, adjoining the land of said Probasko, and 
lying on the west side of Lcffert Pieterse's^ plot. The deeds 
for these premises are in the possession of Christopher Lott, 
not recorded, and the lands covered by them, with other 
premises, probably constituted the late Christopher Lett 
farm of New Lotts, said Christopher being a descendant of 
said Stoffel or Christopher Probasko. From the references 
to patents from Gov. Andross, it may be inferred that patents 
were issued to individuals for all the New Lott farms. 

From Dominie Van Zuuren's list it is probable that 
Lejf'ert^zud his wife were members of the P. R. Dutch ch. 
of the village of Flatbush as early as 1677, of which he was 
chosen deacon in 1680 in place of Deacon Gerardus Beeck- 
man, and was succeeded in Nov. 1682 by Reinier Arentsz. 

His name appears among the patentees of Flatbush on 
Dongon's patent of Nov. 12, 1685. 

Feb. 29, 1687-8, Lcjf'cri Picterse bought of Anna Van 
Borsom, wid.of Egbert Van Borsom of New York, a piece 
of land and meadows in Flatbush " benort (north) of Cor- 
nelis Janse Bogaert, the hypothenise west something south- 
erly, broath (broad) afFter to y'' east side fHffty rodds, y" 
west side along y' Path eighty ffour rrods. Length along 
y' hills two hundred seventy-eight rodds, along Cornelis 
Janse Bogaert three hundred rodds, great twenty-nine mor- 
gen ; one pice in y'= ffirst middow, seigned No. 16, broath 
(broad) seaven rodds, greath two morgen ; on p' in the 
last seigned No. 7, broath (broad) twalve rodds, greatly 
(great) three morgen, streching southerly ffrom the woods 
to the sea \ one pice (piece) fflatland No. 11, broath (broad) 



First Generation. i i 

ffifFteen rodds, greath (great) two morgen three hundred 
rodds." (See lib. i, p. 37, of con., in off. reg. Kings 

CO.) 

The above 29 morgens or 58 acres, has the appearance 
of being the northerly portion of the farm in Flatbusli be- 
tween the main road in the village and the road leading from 
Bedford to the Alms House hel'1 by Peter Leffcrts son of 
Leffert Pieterse and his descendants down to the present John 
Lefferts, of Flatbush, who latclv disposed of the same. 

The following, copied from the road records in the old 
court book in the county clerk's office, is additional evi- 
dence of the correctness of the above view, viz : '* one com- 
mon highway to Gowanus mill, to begin ffrom the north 
east corner of Leffert P'teterse's fence, and soe along the 
road westerly." 

In 1687, after the final possession of the colony by the 
British, he took the oath of allegiance, from which it ap- 
pears that he had been 27 years in the country. 

Jan. I, 1688-9, ^'^ name appears on the list of grand 
jurors in attendance at the Court of Sessions, and April 2, 
1689, as serving on the petit jury in the same court. 

On the census of 1698, he is entered, i man, I woman, 
9 children and 3 slaves. 

May 14th, 1700, for X15 Leffert Pieterse bought of 
Thomas Lamberse', of Bedford, land in Bedford. "Being 



• By the records of Reformed Dutch church of New York, Thomas Lam- 
bersen in Nov. 27, 1654, m.Jannetje Jans wid. and had a dau. Lysbcth bap. 
April 26, 1656, and a son Lambert, bap. May 26, 1658. In 1664, on the sum- 
mons by the English in their piratical raid on New Amsterdam, to surrender the 
city, Thomas Lamberse's name appears among ninety-four othtrs of the resi- 
dents on a petition to the director general and council in favor of surrendering 
to their invaders to save the effusion of blood and destruction of property, re- 
sistance being unavailable. In 1672, he was constable of Brooklyn, and 
May 10, 1674, on the reconquest of the colony by the Dutch the governor in 
consequence of his being greatly annoyed by some inhabitants of Brooklyn, on 



12 Lefferts Family. 

at the South side of the land formerly belonging to John 
Lourensen imw to the heirs (;f Jacob Joorissen, and on the 
West side of the Cartway or highway, containing by esti- 
mation 3 acres or thereabouts, as also one other Parcel or 
lot of land lying on the South part of Bedford aforesaid and 
on the North side of the afoiesaid land and on the West 
side of the Cartway, containing in length twenty-four rods, 
and in breadth on the K.ist and West side sixteen rod, as 
per patent from Gov. Nicoils, to said Thomas Lamberse 
bearing date the Eighteenth day of February, 1666, may 
more at length appear," (See vol, 11, p. 213 of con, in 
od'. of reg, of Kings co,) 

On the division of tlie estate of Lejfert Pictcrsen^ these 
premises came into the hands of Jacobus Leffertse his son, 
and were the foundation for the large tracts held by his 
descendants in that locality. 

In 1692" Lejf'ert Pietersen was constable of Flatbush ; in 



account of some arrears of county rates under the late English government, 
ordered the magistrjtcs of Brooklyn to sc that Lamberse was not molested on 
account of such claims until further orders. After the final surrender to the 
English, on the 25th of Feb., 1678, a warrant was issued to the constable of 
Flatbusli to levy by execution on the goods and chattels of said Tliomas Lam- 
berse, former collector of Brooklyn, the sum of 150 gl. collected by him for 
the late Rev. Polhemius, and which remained unpaid. In addition to his 
patent for 3 acres etc., he obtained on the same date, Feb. 1 8, 1666, a patent 
for about 40 acres in the same locality, and also May 14, 1670, he together 
with Michil HaincUc, John Lewis and Peter Parmcntler, purchased of Prier, 
Elmobar, 'Jo/', Alti in j 11 i'^utis, and Sbamosr, Indians, late of Staten Island, who 
claimed the same, the lands about Bedford, for which they paid ; — 100 guilders 
seawant ; one-half ton of strong beer j two half tons of good beer; three 
guns, long barrels with each a pound of powder and lead proportionable, two 
bars to a gun ; and four match coats. 

There is some ground to suppose that Bennctic the wife of Hendrick Suydam 
of Bedford, was a dau. of Thomas Lamberse, and that this is the source from 
which the name of Lambert in the Suydam family is derived, the first of that 
name being a son of said Hendrick. 



First Generation. 13 

1703 one of the assessors of the town, and in the same year 
served on the grand jury of the county. 

In 1702, William Dockwra, chief secretary of the pro- 
prietors of East New Jersey, conveyed to Gerardus Beeck- 
man and "■ La^'ord Peterson " jointly for X396, a tract of 
1800 acres on the south side of the Raritan river, which 
ran two miles up the river, and was bounded north by 
Raritan river, west by Covert's and Brokaw's, and south- 
easterly by other lands of Dockwra.' 

May 20, 1703, for a consideration of X20, Lejfert 
Pietersen^ assigned a mortgage to Cornclis Vanderhove of 
Bedford. (See lib. I, p. 272, of con. K. co. reg. off.) 

May 24, 1703, Gerardus Bceckman, Lejfert Peterse^ and 
Evert Van Wyckelyn, of Kings co., for X200, bought of 
Thomas Cardell of Jamaica, Queens co., a tract of 450 
acres, on the Raritan river in Middlesex co., N. J. (see 
lib. I, p. 425 of deeds in oft. of sec. of state, N.-J.). 

In consequence of many persons having no family or sur- 
name, it was customary among the Netherlanders and other 
northern European nations for a man to add to his Christian 
or baptized name, that of his father to distinguish him from 
others, which when continued from generation to generation 
made it very difficult to trace families. Thus if Jan had a 
son Jacob he would be called Jacob Janse •, if Jacob Janse 
had a son Pieter, he would write his name Pieter Jacobse ; 
if Pieter Jacobse had a son LcfFert, he would write his name 
Leffert Pieterse ; and if Lcffcrt Pietcrse had a son Auke, 
he would be known as Auke Leff'ertse. This practice con- 
tinued among the descendants of the Netherlanders in this 
country until the beginning of the 1 8th century when it was 
discontinued, and the surname which then happened to be 



* See Our Home, Tol. i, p. 490; also book I, and lib. 14, p. 417 of con- 
Teyances in off. of sec. of state, N. J. 



14 Lefferts Family. 

in use was generally retained. Some families added in ad- 
dition to the name of the father, that of their place of resi- 
dence, retaining the latter as their surname. When the 
custom of discontinuing the addition of the name of the 
father took place, it appears to have been a question among 
the descendants of LejJ'ert Pietersen whether they should use 
Hagewoutt, the name of the village or locality from which 
their father emigrated as their surname, or Lej[f'ert, his 
christian name. This may be inferred from the entries on 
the roll of the Platbush militia of 17 15, in vol. Ill, page 
183 of the Documentary History of New York, on which 
three of the sons of Lcff'crt Pietersen arc entered as follows : 
" Pieter hagetvoutt" " Jacob Hagcxvoult" and " Isaac hage- 
woutt.^^ Hagewoutt however appears to have been discon- 
tinued by the family, and the surname of LejJ'erts adopted 
and continued. 

Dr. Stiles, in his Brooklyn states, that " Leftcit, Laftcrt, 
Leflord, signifies loaf or bread giver, which is also tiic 
root of the English word Lord" 

There was a " Pieter Pieterse Haeghwolt " or Hagewout 
on Staten Island in 16/8, probably a brother of Lcjjert 
Pieterse^ who with Neeltje his wife were living as late as 
1717, and whose descendants under the surname of Hage- 
wout yet reside on the north side, of said island. 

Tlu'ie was also a Lcffeit Stcphanse Haughwout among 
the early settlers af Hempstead, who may have been a rela- 
tive of Lejfert Pietersen^ some of whose descendants con- 
tinue to reside in Queens co., bearing the surname of 
Lefl'erts. 

On the pages of the New York Directories are many 
Left'erts's who have not been attached to the parent 
stock or located, some of whom are probably the 
descendants of Leffert Pieterse^ and others of the Hemp- 
stead family. 









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LAFFERT 




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HOOGWOUDE 



First Generation. 15 

In a work entitled " Armorial General 

par J. B. Rietstap, Gouda, 1861," a copy of which is 
in the Astor Library in the city of New York, there is a 
coat of arms of the "Laffert" family (Barons), Hanover, 
Mecklenburg and Hungary, consisting of a shield "party 
per pale — dexter banded of four pieces argent and sable, 
each band sable charged with a star argent. 
[ Sinister azure charged with a deer's head argent, branched 
of gules. 

Casque crowned. Crest — deer's head (proper). 

Lambrequin — argent and azure. 

Supporters — two deer argent — branched of gules. 

Beyond a similarity of names no evidence has been 
seen , of Lejf'ert Pieterse^s connection with this Baronial 
family, which appears to belong to Germany and no; to 
the Netherlands. Even if a connection existed, wLik.ii m 
the remote past is possible, in consequence of intercourse 
with relatives in the fatherland having for so long a 
period ceased, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, 
to prove it. A copy of this coat of arms is herein in- 
serted. 

Leffert Pieterse married Jbagail 6z\\. of Auke Janse Van 
Nuyse, ' commonly known as Auke Janse, born about 



' Auke Janse Van Nuysr emigrated to this country from Amsterdam in 1 651, * 
carried on the business of builder or carpenter, resided at first in New Amster- 
dam where he owned a house and lot on Broadway which he sold in I 653. In 
1 66 1 he resided at Brooklyn ferry and in 1665 in Fiatbush, where he built the first 
church which he commenced in 1654 and completed in 1660. Hem. ist, 
Magdalena Pieterse from Lanj;dend)ck; m. zd, Jan. 2, 1676, Elizabeth Janse wid. 
of Jan Clasen ; m. 3d,Geertic Gysbrxhts wid. of Jan. Jacobse. All his children 
by his first wife and named in his will dated May 15, 1694. His wife Magdalena 
Pieterse was buried prior to Oct. 1662 in the burial plot of the Brooklyn Re- 
formed Protestant Dutch church. His children were: Annatie or Anncken 
Aukerse.whom. ist,Dec. 4,1661, Winant Pieterse Van £ck,and m. id, April ist, 
l69i,Derick Janse Woertman J Gertruyd Aukerse, m. Frans Joosten ; Janneke 



i6 Lefferts Family. 

1654, and died July 19, 1748- He was an agriculturist, 
and died Dec. 8, 1704. 

Issue, as per entry in an old family Bible : — 



2 

3 

4 

5 
6 

7 
8 

9 
lo 

1 1 

12 

>3 
«4 



I. Jllien (Aeltic), b. June 2, 1676. 
u. j^uke, b. April 4, 1678. 

III. Pieter, b. May 18, 1680. 

IV. /?//r^^/ (Rachel), b. Jan 17, 1682. 
V. Jiin. b. Jan. 14, 1684. 

VI. Takop (Jacobus), b. June g, 1686. 
vu. Tsack (Isaac), b. June 15, 1 688. 
vni. Abraham, b. Sept. i, 1692. 
IX. MadaUna, b. Aug. 20, 1694. 

X. Aent'ten (Ann), b. March 1, 1696, 

XI. Abiegel, b. Aug. 14, 1698, 

XII. Leffcrt, b. May 22, 1701. 

XIII. Bengemen, b. May 2, 1704. 



The following is a fac simile of his signature : 



lJc^M-iJ--iJ 



Aulcerse, m. 1 666 Reinier Arents* ; Jan Aukerse, b. in Amsterdam, m. nt, 
July 29, 1673, Barbara Provoost, m. 2d, April 4, 1680, Eva Jansc; Abagail 
Aukerse, m. Left'ert Fieterse j Pieter Aukerse, bap. Oct. 27, 165^} Jacobus 
Auskerse, m. April 26, 1685, Mary or Maria Williams 5 Femmetic Aukerse, 
bap. Mar. 12, 1662, m. Oct. 8, 1680, Jan Stcvensc Voorhies ; and (suppose) 
Yda Aukerse, m. Auke Reinierse. 



' V ll- 



SECOND GENERATION. 



DESCENDANTS OF LEFFERT PIETERSEN (i). 

2. Aeltje Lefferts, b. June 2, 1676; d. July 15th, 
17351 single. 

3. AuKE Lefferts, b. April 4, 1678; d 

m. ist, May 29, 1703, Marytie Ten Eyd^^ o( New York, 
who d. about 1733, m. id, July 30, 1735, Catharine, dau. 
of Benjamin Hcgeman^, ot" Flatbush, and wid. of /i".»-«-# ' *• 'V 

•There was a Coenraei Ten Eyck in New Amsterdam as early as 1651, who **"" 
was engaged in mercantile business and owned property in the city valued in 
1674. at 5000 fl. On the conquest of the colony from the English in 1673, 
he was elected one of the schcpens of the city. 

^ yiJriaen Hegcmtin, the tilhtTof-Jicnjamin, was b. about 1639; d. April 
16715 m. Catharine .... who after his death removed to New York, 
where April 29, 1688, she joined the R. D. ch. on certificate from Midwoud. 
He emigrated to this country at an early period from Amsterdam with his soni 
Joseph and Hendricus. In 1650 or 51, he resided in New Amsterdam, and 
also in 1658. April 15, 1661, he bought and obtained a patent fur fifty-nine 
morgcn (118 A.) in Flatbush on which he settled. From 1659 to 1661, he 
was town clerk of Flatbush ; in 1664, sheriff of Kings co., or of the Dutch 
towns ; and auctioneer of the county from 1670 to 1671. His children were : 
Joseph, m. Oct. 21, 1677, Femmetjc dau. of Rem Janse Vanderbeek : Hen- 
dricus m. April 26, 1684 (April 12, 1685, per H. Onderdonk, Jr.), Anneljc 
Bloodgood and resided in Flatbush: Jacobus of Flatbush, bap. Mar. 9, 1653, 
m. Oct. 14, 1683, Jannetje Aricnj : Abraham of Flatbush, m. Aug. 30, 
1690, Gertruy Jans of New Albany: Denyse of Flatbush, d. prior to 17 13, 
and m. Lucretia t*'-? /.'. ^ ) . ; Isaac of Flatbush, m. Feb. 15, 1687, Marytie 
Roelofse Schenck; Benjamin, of Flatbush, m. April 9, 1688, Lucretia or 
Barcntje Jansen of New Albany, and had issue, Catharine, bap. Feb. 12, 1696, -i' "' 
i'l N. Y., m. 1st, Hendrick Vonk m. 2d, July lo, 1735, yluke Lefferii ; and • 
/Vlida, bap. Oct. 26, 1702: Elizabeth, of Flatbush, m. April 27, 1684, in N. 
Y., TobiaiTen Eyck; and (sup.) John of Flatbush, m. May 22, 1650, Marrytje 
Clark. 

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1 8 Lefferts Family. 

Vonk. In Jan. 1 707-8, he with others of Kings co., 
signed the petition of Cornelis Seberingh to Gov. Cornbury 
for a grant for a ferry located between the old ferry (now 
Fulton), and Red Hook, which in consequence of the re- 
monstrance of the authorities of the city of New York was 
refused. He removed to the vicinity of Middletown, Mon- 
mouth CO., N. J., and in 1709, his name (" Ouke Lejfer- 
sen") appears on the list of members of the Reformed Dutch 
ch. of Freehold on its organization with that of Catrina 
Vonk his wife. In 1721, " Ouie Hagewout" was chosen 
deacon, and in 1726, elder of said church. Rev. T. W. 
Wells in his Brick Ch. memorial makes " Ouke Hagewout" 
a deacon in 1719, elder in 1728, and **■ Ouke Lejfertsen" 
elder of said ch. in 1735. His name and that of his wife, 
Maria Ten Nyck appear on the list of members of the 
Middletown R. D. ch. in 1731. April 6, 1737, the name 
of Catrina Vonk, wife of " Jukke Lejfertse" appears on the 
list of the members of the last named church. He was one 
of the purchasers of a tract of 15000 acres near Tinton 
Falls. 

Issue : — 

15. I, Abagail, b. Mar. 15, 1708. 

1 6. 11. Leffert, bap. Oct. 14, 1 7 1 1 . 

17. in. Je/ke or Ne/ke, hap. Nov. 12, 1713. 

18. IV. Jnne. 

19. V. Benjamin. 

20. VI. Alary. 

21. VII. Peter. 

4. PiF.TER Lefferts, b. May 18, 1680 -, d. March 13, 
1774; m. Eyte or Ida^ daughter of Hendrick Suydam of Flat- 
bush, who d. Sept. 25, 1777. 

• Ida Suydam, was a descendant of Hendrick Rycke or Ryckcn, the common 
ancestor of the Suydam family of this vicinity, who emigrated in 1663, from 
" Suyt-dam " or " Zuyt-dam" (as it appears in an indenture of Jonathan Millsi 
of 1695, as an apprentice to learn the black-smith trade, with Jacob a ion of 



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Occupied his father's farm in Flatbush, of which town 
he was supervisor from April 1726, to April 1727. 

In 1715 his name appears on the roll of the Flatbush 
militia company as " Pieter hagewoutt." 

July 26, 1722, Jan Verkerk surveyed 2 acres of land 
for him, charging three shillings for surveyor's fees, a very 
small sum compared with present prices. 

The following is a copy of a list of April 5th, 1734, of 
salt meadow fence, apportioned to be kept by the owners 
in the Flatbush tract, from which not only the quantity of 
salt meadows of Pieter Lejferts but also that of his neighbors 
may be inferred : 

j^Q_ rods ft. in. 

1. Abraham Lott, and Johannes Ditmars, 499 

2. Pieter Lott of Hendrick Lott, - - 4 O O 

3. Jan Verkerk, _ - - - 976 

4. Jacob Suydam, - - - - 4 9 9 

5. Cornelis Van der Veer, - - - 976 

6. Rem Hegeman and Abraham Hegeman, 7 7 5 



Hendrick), in Holland, meaning south of the dam, from which the family 
derive the n.ime of Suydam, having dropped the surname of Ryckcn. Hen- 
drick Rycken was a blacksmith, finally settled in Flatbush, m. Ida Jacobs, and 
d. in 1701. His children were Rycjce, bap. 1666 and d. young; Jacoh^ b. 
(per. Riker), in 1666, d. 173S aged 71, m. Sytie Jacobs, resided in Flatbush; 
Hendrick of Bedford; Ryck of Flatbush, bap. Oct. 10, 1675 ; Ida, bap^ 
April 6, 1676; Jannetie, bap., June 19, 1680, d. young; Abraham, bap. 
March iz, 1684 ; Jannetie, bap. Jan. 23, 1685 ; and Gertrude, bap. March 20, 
1692. 

Jaioh Suydam, son of Hendrick Rycken and Ida Jacobs, commonly wrote 
' his name Jacob Hendrickse (son of Hendrick), wu at first a black-imith in 

Flatbush, and afterwards removed to New Utrecht. His children were : Jacob, 

bap. March 29, 1696; Hendrick of Flatbush, bap. Mar. 29, 1696, and pro. 

bably a twin with Jacob ; Johanes of Flushing ; Jan ; Ryck of New Jersey ; 

Cornelis of Oysterbay; Jannetje, bap. Aug. 7, 1705; Adrianna or Adriaentje; 

Gertie or Gertrude ; Isabella or Belitie ; Ida or Eytlt who m. Peter LefFerti } 

Seytie { and Dow of Newtown. 



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7. Ryck Suydain, - _ - - 

8. Barent Blom, - - - - 

9. Johannes Ditmars, . . _ 

10. Aris Van der bilt, - - - 

11. Isaak Hegeman, - - - - 

12. The heirs of John Van Wickele, 

13. Daniel Rcmse, - _ - _ 

14. Johannes Cornel, - - _ 

15. Willem Hooglant, . - - 

16. Elbert Hegeman, 

17. Hendrick Lott, - - - 

18. Pieter Luyster, - - . 

19. Joseph Hegeman, . _ _ 

20. The heirs of Jan Van Wickele, 
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22. Rem Hegeman, _ _ _ 

23. Isaac Sncdcger, - _ _ _ 

24. Gerrit Cosyn, - - - - 

25. Gerrit Van Duyn, - _ _ 

26. Willem Hooglant, - _ - 

27. Willem Van Nuys, - _ _ 

28. Rem Hegeman and Pieter Lefferts^ 

29. Rem Hegeman & Abraham Hegeman, 

30. Jannctie Noorstrant, - - 

31. Willem Boerim, - - - _ 

32. Joseph Hegeman, . _ _ 

33. Abraham Lott and Johannes Ditmars, 

34. Marta Aderyase, 

35. Hendrick Boerem, - _ _ 

36. Willem Boerem, _ - - 

37. Jan Waldrom, - - - . 

38. Abraham Blom, - - - 

39. Isack Remse, - - _ . 

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41. Geret Keseyn, - _ - - 

42. Neclclas Wyclcof, . _ - . 

43. Carel Boerum; - - . 

44. Fitter Leferse^ - - - - - 

45. Flepcs Naegel, 

46. Hendriclc Lot, - - - - - 

47. Rem Hegeman, - - - - 

48. Cornells Vanderhoeve, - - - 

48. Hendriclc Lot, _ . - - 

49. Hendriclc Sudam, - - - - 

50. Fitter Leferse^ _ _ _ _ 

51. Isaclc Lefcrse, - - - - - 

52. Hendriclc Wyclcof, - - - 

53. johanis Cornel, - - . - 

54. Denis Hegeman, - - - - 

55. Christofel Prabasko, - . - - 

56. Abraham Blom, - - - - 

57. Elbert Hegeman, . - - - 

58. Jan Sudam, - _ _ - 

59. Rem Vander beelc, - - - - 

60. Isaclc Snedelcer, - - _ - 

61. Nicklas Wyckof, - - - - 

62. Jan Janse, - - - - - 

• Total about 9760 feet 590 15 2 

In 1737 Pieter LefFerts was appointed county treasurer 
by the Board of Supervisors, at a salary of yah. per annum, 
which office he held until 1772, the salary before the ex- 
piration of his service having been increased by an act of 
the Colonial Assembly. At this period Adrian Hegeman 
of Flatbush, was clerk of the Board of Supervisors at a 
salary of Xi ^sh. per annum. 

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22 Lefferts Family. 

Island. One Silver Tankerd, a piece of Money in the 
Led of King Charles II, and the Led all engraved, a Coat 
of Arms before (in it Man on a Waggon with two Horses) 
mark'd on the Handle L P A. One Silver Tankerd plain, 
with a p'ece of Money in the Led, mark'd on the Handle 
A P or A L. One Cup with two twisted ears chas'd with 
Skutchens mark'd L P A. One Tumbler mark'd L P A. 
One Dutch Beker weighs about 28 ounces; Engraved all 
round, mark'd L P A. All the above was made by Mr. 
Jacob Boele, Stamp'd I B. One large Cup with two cast 
Ears, with Heads upon them, and a Coat of Arms En- 
grav'd thereon. One Cup with two Ears, a small Hole 
in the Bottom. One Pair red Leather Women Gloves. 
One black Girdle lined with blue Callico. And two 
Pair Shoe Clasps new cleaned. Whoever can inform 
Peter Lefferts of Flatbush on Long Island^ or Abraham 
Lefferts in New York, so that it may be had again, shall 
have Fifteen Pounds Reward and no Questions asked." 

jgi^"" " There is a suspicion of Two young Men taken to he 
Irish^ that have been seen lately near the aforesaid Place^ of a 
middle Stature^ brown Hair^ the one had a blue Homespun 
Coat^ and a Pair of Wash-leather Breeches ; the other a coarse 
grey Coat and Linnen Trousers." 

Oct. 1740. " Peter Leffertse" commenced an action for 
breach of contract against Adrian Cornel, claiming £\o 
damages.' 

In 1751, Peter Lefferts was an elder in the Reformed 
Dutch church of Flatbush, and in 1752, represented said 
church in the ninth Coetus: he also represented said church 
in the twelfth Coetus of 1754, and in 1768, was an elder: 
in 1788, as an elder he was selected as Secundi to the 
General Synod. 



I Kings Co. Court recordt in co. clerk's off! 



Second Generation. 23 

On the census of slaves in 1755, Peter LefferU of Flat- 
bush is entered as owner of negro slaves named Ben, Dyne 
and Isabel. 

Aug. 24, 1767, Peter Leffertze^ of Flatbush for the con- 
sideration of X 1400, conveyed to his son John Leffertse the 
dwelling house and land in Flatbush, beginning at the N. 
W. corner of land of Evert Hegeman, thence N''' to E'^" 
along the road which leads from Flatbush to Bedford till a 
division line between heirs of Michael Van Der Veer and 
said Peter Leffertse^ thence N''' along said division line to 
the bounds of Brooklyn, thence E'^ along the bounds of 
Brooklyn, to a wood lot of said Evert Hegeman, thence S')^ 
along the division of said wood lot and land of said Peter 
Leffertse to the southermost end of said lot to land of said 
Evert Hegeman, thence W'y along the division between the 
land of said Evert Hegeman and said Peter Leffertse to be- 
ginning. Also wood lot N"' 28, 29, and 31 in the third 
division of Flatbush wood lots. Also one and one-half lot 
of meadows in the Flatbush meadows. Likewise one half 
part of all the right of said Peter Leffertse in the Common 
Brewhouse ' with the half of all the utensils thereunto be- 
longing. (See lib. F or N° 6 p. 337, off. reg. c°. of K'). 

On the same date he conveyed to his son John all his 
stock and farming utensils, to take effect on the day -of his 
death. The above premises appear to be the northerly 
portion of the homestead farm of John son of said Peter 
Lefferts. ' • • , 



•Strong in his history of Flatbush, says, "the public brewery was diTided 
into 14 shares, which were subdivided into halves and perchance quarten," 
that it was in existence as early as the commencement of the 1 8th century if 
not earlier, and that it was located in the southern part of the village, a little 
north of the dwelling house of the late Jacob Duryee and on the tame tide of 
the road. 



24 Lefferts Family. 

Aug. 24th, 1767, P'teter Lefferts^ in consideration of 
natural love and affection, in writing, granted to his son 
Jan all his " Horses, waggons, Plows, and all other my 
Farmers Tools and Utensils," to have and to hold forever, 
with a proviso '* that Nothing shall pass by this Gift or 
Grant Until the day of the decease of me the said Peter 
Lefferts r 

The following is an abstract from the New York Mercury, 
of Aug. 14, 1769, showing the remarkable longevity of the 
Lefferts family at this period : 

" There is now living at Flatbush a Mr. Lefferts, aged 
92 years, and his wife aged 81. They have been married 
upwards of 60 years, and are hearty and well. They are 
very good, virtuous and pious people, and so are all the 
persons thereabouts reported to be, who mostly originated 
from the Low Dutch who first settled there. 

Three years ago Mr. Lefferts had five brothers, whose 
united ages were 436 years. Now there remain — himself 
92 ; his next brother 90, and the third 86 years of age — 
attractive, hearty and well. 

One of his brothers, at the age of lOO, took a wife, and 
lived six years after in perfect health till the day of his 
death. His mother died at the age of 95. 

The wife of the aforesaid Lefferts said her maiden name 
was Lefferts, and that she had six sisters now living who 
do their daily work, aged 79, 75, 73, 68, 64 and 63 years, 
respectively. Their parents lived beyond the age of 80 
before they died." 

This Mr. Lefferts must have been Peter a son of Leffert 
Pieterse, at this date in his 90th year, who had 5 brothers 
who lived to arrive at the age of maturity. The specified 
ages of the members of the family appear to be somewhat 
exaggerated, and as unreliable as many of the sensational 
items of modern newspaper reporters ; no member of the 



Second Generation. 25 

family having been found who married at the age of lOO 
and died at the ripe age of io6. 

In 1770, in consequence of inability produced by old age, 
Peter Lcjfcris placed the management of his property in the 
hands of his son Jan as will appear by the following agree- 
ment : 

Articles of agreement between Peter Lejf'erts and iiis son 
Jan Lefferts, made Dec. i, 1770, as follows: 

I Peter Lefferts in consequence of my great age and un- 
fitness to continue the management of my plantation, have 
seen fit no longer to meddle with the same and to give the 
control thereof to my son Jan to cultivate for his benefit, 
and I also give him all the riglit I yet have in the cattle on 
the said plantation, in the grain already gathered, and in the 
grain in the fields, on the condition and consideration that 
my son Jan pay for the same tlie sum of three pounds which 
I have now received, and my son Jan promises to pay for 
the same the additional sum of X4 xoih. every three months 
in each year, commencing on this date, amounting to X18 
annually, during my life. And further promises my son 
Jan that he during this agreement myself and his mother 
will furnish with firewood, flour, milk, butter, eggs, fowls, 
and whatever else is cultivated on the plantation, in such 
reasonable quantities as may be necessary for us to use : 
also promises my son Jan that whenever any of our friends 
or acquaintances come to visit us, that he will furnish them 
with victuals and drink, as has heretofore been customary 
in the family : also that I and his mother shall have free 
liberty in the garden, orchard and plantation to gather and 
to be allowed to gather and enjoy ; and also as much flax 
as we may desire to have spun for our use ; and farther 
promises my son Jan that he my old negro Ben and negro 
wench Isabel will keep during this agreement or during my 

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life ; and further is my son Jan held to allow me the use of 
horse and chaise and the help of his servants by night and 
by day, as we may have needful ; and further promises and 
agrees my son Jan to furnish us with candles to burn, and 
whenever we desire to cook for us, we having the right to 
eat at his table of whatever food may be thereon. 

In witness whereof we have subscribed this. 

PiETER Lefferts. 
John Lefferts. 

Pieier Lefferts was at this date 90 years old, and lived 4 
years after the date of the agreement, on the back of which 
are the regular entries of the payments called for, the last 
being dated March i, 1774. 

Funeral expenses of old Ben the negro slave of Pieier 
Lejf er is tcfened to in the above agreement, Sept. 22d, 1777: 

£1 sh. d. 
For the coffin, - - - - - 0100 

For 5J qts. rum at 2 sh, per qt., - - O 10 O 

5 papers tobacco at 4 coppers, - - - 016 

I lb. sugar at ish. 7.d. _ _ _ 012 

4 doz. pipes at lod. per Doz. - - - 036 
I sheat at 65/?., - _ _ _ - 060 

Cash paid to Thomas for tending, - - o 7 O 



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On the farm o( Pietcr Lefferts were erected (as per Strong's 
Flatbush), at an early period two brick kilns, one on the 
back of the farm, and another near the large pond, not for 
from the main road, which pond from this circumstance has 
obtained the name of Steenbakkerij. An attempt was 
lately made to drain this pond by means of a large well or 
pit penetrating through the clay to the underlying sand, in 
which the water was led to drain off, but failed. 

Pieter Lefferts' s will is da. Aug. i, 1755 > pro. July 25, 



Second Generation. 27 

1774, on which date letters testamentary were granted to 
Jacob LefFertse and Jan LefFertse, the surviving executors, 
by Carey Ludlow Surrogate of the city and county of New 
York, said will being on file in said Surrogate's office and 
not recorded. In it he devises to his wife " Eitie" room 
in his dwelling house, furniture, food, etc., for her mainte- 
nance ; to his eldest son Leffert for his birthright £10 — , 
also Xioo due by him, and his negro wench Beth now in 
his possession. To his son Jacob, £100, due by him, one 
lot of meadow, one-half of his right in the common brew 
house, and his negro boy Tom. To his son Jati his great 
Bible and weaver's loom and tools, his negro Henry, two of 
his best horses, one-half of his right in the brew house, and 
XiOO, of the money due by his son Lcft'ert, and all his 
houses, lands, and meadows not previously disposed of, on 
condition of his paying for the same to his executors JG1400, 
in four equal annual payments, and maintaining his mother. 
To his grandson Barent (Janse, s. of his dau, Seytie) X504 
to his daughter Adriaentje his negro wench Neny ; to his 
daughter Antie his negro wench Lies ; to his dau, Abigael 
for an outfit as much as his other daughters had when they 
were married, and to buy a wencii for her, or else his negro 
boy Isaac. The remainder of his estate to be divided 
equally among his children, Leflcrt, Jacob, Jan, Adriaentje, 
Antie, Abigael, Altie, and his grandson Barent ; his dau. 
Altie's part to be placed at interest for her maintenance and 
after her death to be divided as provided for the remainder 
of his estate, etc. ; appoints his brother Abraham Lefferts, 
his sons Leffert Leffertse, Jacob Leffertse and Jan Leffcrtsc 
executors. He signed his name Pieter Leffertze. 
Issue : — ' 

22. I. Leffert, 

23. II. Jan^ b. March 16, 1719. 

24. lu. Sejtie, b. Jan. 8, 1721. 



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IV. Adriaentje. 

V. Antje, h Mav 12, 172S. 

VI. Jacob orjticobiii, h. May 9, 1 730. 
VII. Grertje, b. Julv 11, 1731. 
viii. Abagnil, h Sept. 12, 1 731;. 

5. Rachel Lefferts, b. Jan. 17, 1682; d. 

ni. Jan IValdron.^ 

On the list of slaves of 14 years and upwards in Flat- 
bush in 1755, 'John Waldron is entered as owing one named 
Lies. In 1721-2 he was constable of Flatbush. 

Issue : — 

Leffert Waldron, b ; d ; m 

He purchased property near New Brunswick, on the road to 
Trenton at Three Miles run of Daniel Hendrickson in 1 723, 
on which he resided and d. in 1748 : attended Six Mile run 
R. D. ch,, (luring Do. Frelini;huvsen's pastorate, and his 
name appears on the list of families of the R. D. ch. of 
New Brunswick and vicinity of 1 732-35, as per Steele's His- 
torical discourse. 

His children were : 
I. Cornelius Waldron^ who in 1766, kept a tavern on the road 
between New Brunswick and Trenton. 

u. John \\ aldron, of Middlchush who was blind and a large 
landholder, nnd had issue, Cornelius, wlio m. Jane Hegcman of Six 
Mile run and was a soldier in the revolutionary war, Ida who m. 
Ryke Suydaui of the same place, and Maria who m. Jacob WyckofF 
of Middlcbush. 

III. Benjamin Waldron, bap. Sept. 17, 1 72 1, by Do. Van 
Zuuren. 



' John IValdron is a descendant of Resolvert Waldron who came from Am- 
sterdam to this country with his wife Jannelce Nagle about 1652, and settled 
in Harlem. 

There was a John Waldron who commanded the Blue Artillery company of 
the city of N. Y., in 1738. See Valentine's Manual of 1852, p. 498. 



Second Generation. 29 

IV. Leffcrt U'dldron who m. Ida , and had a dau Sacrtjc, 

bap. Julv 1, I 75 I, in the Six Mile run church. The name of Lef- 
fcrt Waldron appears on the list of members of the R. D. ch. of 
New Brunswick in 1772. 

6. Jan Lefferts, b. Jan. 14, 1684; d j 

m Mar^rietje 

Issue : — 

30. Margrietje, b. 

No further trace. 

7. Jacobus or Jacob Lefferts, b. June g, 1686, bap. 
in N Y., May 24, 1686, as per Valentine's Manual, which 
differs from the preceding account ; d. Sept. 3, 1768 (Sept. 
8th, per N. Y. Mercury); m. Oct. 7, 17 16, Jannetje^dau. 
of Nicholas or Ciaes Barentse Blom,' b. Jan. 18, 1694, who 
after the death of Jacobus m. Peter Luyster. 

Settled on the land his father bought in Bedford, to which 
he added a large tract and resided in a house'on the south- 
west corner of the Jamaica and Clove roads. 

In 1715 his name appears on the roll of the militia com- 
pany of Flatbush as " Jacob Hagewoutt." 

Mar. 27, 1 7 16, for X13, Jacobus Lefferts of Brooklyn, 
bought of John Johnson one-half of wood lot No. 54, in 
the 3d division of Brooklyn woodlands. April 28, 1716, for 
X36, he bought of Jan Vandervoort of Brooklyn, No. 31 
in the 2d division. Mar. 5, 1723, for £50 he bought of 
Jan Gerretse Dorlandt of Brooklyn, No. 47 in the 3d divi- 
sion. Ap'l 8, 1727, for £28 5;/'., he bought of Karel 
Bevoys of Brooklyn, No. 24 in the 3d division. And Nov. 



' Among the emigrants who arrived in the ship Fox on the id of Sept., 1663, 
was a Claes Barentse, who may have been Claei Barentse Blom. Clae« Barentse 
Blom, settled in Flatbush and m. Api. 16, 1685, Elizabeth Poulis wid. of 
Michael Vandervoort, and had issue: Jannetje, who m. 1st Jacobu» Letferti ; 

Barcnt, who m. Femmctic ; Simon, m. June 3d, 1703, Geertje 

Janse of Flatbush; and Joris, who m. Jaquemintje . In 1698, aa per 

the census of that date, he resided in Brooklyn, where he appeart to have re- 
sided until his death. An Abraham Blom resided in Flatbuih in 1734. 



3© Lefferts Family. 

28, 1730, for £20, he bought of Willem Hoglandt of Flat- 
bush, John Bennem, Johanis Jansen, and Reynier Folleman 
of the same place No. 22 in the 3d division. In Vandcr- 
voort's and Dorlandt's deeds, his name is written "Jacobus 
Leffert Hagewout." 

In 1723, he probably became the possessor of 40 morgen 
or 80 acres of land at Bedford, belonging to his father-in-law, 
for among the papers of Barent his son was found an un- 
executed deed from Nicholaas Blom and Elizabeth his wife, 
of Brooklyn, to " Jacobus LefFertz Hagewout, of the town- 
ship of Broolcland, carpenter," in which in consideration of 
<£8oo, they convey a tract in Brooklyn *' beginnin;^ at the 
southeast corner of the Land of Cornells Van der hoeve by 
the Road Leadcth from the ferry to newtown, and from 
thence Running westerly along the line of the said Cornelis 
till the rear of his Lott, and from thence along the Land 
of Johannis Berge, Southerly to the Road aforesaid, thence 
alonge the road to the place where it first began ; bounded 
West by the land of Johannis Berge, and north by Cornells 
Van der hoeve, South and east by the Road aforesaid ; and 
also two lotts of land commonly called of the bedford Lotts 
of the east side of the Road aforesaid butted and Bounded 
as followeth. South by the land of Jan dorlant and North 
by the Land of Jan Van nortstrant, and east by the Land 
of Jacob Slasson and the heirs of tuenis Rapalje, and West 
by the Road aforesaid, containing about forty morgens " 
(80 A.) ; also 3!^ lots of woodland in Brooklyn, each lot 
containing about 10 A.; parcels of salt meadows, and 250 
A. of land in the township of Maidenhead, Burlington Co., 
N.J. 

From 1727 to 1755, inclusive, he was one of the three 
freeholders appointed by the town of Brooklyn to defend 
their patent, town rights, etc. (See Teale's Municipal 
Register of Brooklyn, and Manual of Kings Co., of 1848.) 



Second Generation. 31 

On the census of 1738, his family is entered as con- 
sisting of 2 white males above lO, I under lO, 3 white 
females above 10, i black male above 10, 2 under 10, and 
I black female above 10 years of age. 

Dec. 6, 1742, for the purchase of a parsonage in Flat- 
bush, for the R. D. churches of the county, he is entered 
on the list as subscribing 10^^., the sum generally subscribed 
by his neighbors. 

April 4th, 1753, for X760 — he bought of Hendrick Fine, 
of Bedford, Blacksmith, 20 A. in Bedford, lying on the 
South side of the old Brooklyn and Jamaica turnpike and the 
westerly side of the clove road leading from Bedford to 
Flatbush ; 74 A. on the cast side of the said clove road ; a 
10 A. lot of woodland in the Brooklyn woodlands known 
as No. 23, and 3 lots of salt meadows in the town of Flat- 
bush. Of the 74 A. plot on the east side of the clove 
road, Hendrick Fine bought 43 A., April 13, 1747, for 
X183, of Denys Hegeman, of Bedford, and Catryntje, his 
wife, Baker ; and 31 A., April 19, 1743, for X82, of 
Benjamin and Jacobus Vande Water, both of *' Brookland," 
farmers. The 20 A. plot, Hendrick Fine, Blacksmith 
of Flatbush, bought April 12, 1736, for X 200, of Paulus 
Van Der Voort, measurer, and Jannetie, his wife, of 
" Brouckland." (All the above deeds are in possession of 
Elizabeth D. Brevoort.) 

Nov. 14, 1753, Jacobus Lefferts^ Peter Vandervoort, 
Jacob Remsen, Rem Remsen, an^ Nicholas Veghte were 
appointed by the people of Brooklyn, trustees, to defend 
their patent. ' ' 

In 1755 '■'■ Jacobus Leffcrts" of Brooklyn, is entered on 
the slave census as the owner of I male and 2 female slaves. 
In 1760 he was a commissioner of highways in Brooklyn. 

July 5, 1763, he had a suit pending against Gysbcrt 
Boogart in which he claimed X12 damages. 



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32 Lefferts Family. 

In the N. Y. Mercury of Sept. 19, 1768, appeared the 
following obituary : 

" On Thursday the 8th instant, departed this Life at 
Bedford, on Long Island, in the 83d year of his Age Mr. 
Jacobus Lejferts ; and on the Saturday following was de- 
scently interred in the Family Vault : He was remarkable 
for his Humanity and Goodness of Heart, to all Ranks and 
Degrees of Men ; his Love of Justice and Equity justly 
intitled him to the Regard of all that knew him ; and was 
always esteemed an honest judicious Man. 

There are three of Mr. Lefferts Brothers yet living, each 
of them older than he was." 

His will is da. May 11, 1768, pro. Dec. 9, 1768, and 
rec. in off. sur. N. Y., lib. 26, p. 461, in which he de- 
vises to his son Nicholas land in Bushwick, Leffert land in 
Brooklyn, and Barent the land in Bedford on which he re- 
sided (the homestead), his executors being his sons Leffert, 
Jacobus, Barrent and Nicholas. He signed his name 
Jacobus Leffertz. 

Issue : — 

31. I. Jbagail, b. Oct. 1, 1717. 

32. II. Nicholas, b. April 6, 1719- 

33. III. Elizabeth (or Eliza), b. March 8, 1721, 

34. IV. Nelly, b. Nov. 3, 1723. 

35. V. Leffert, b. March 14, 1727. 

36. VI. J/innet'e, b. June 25 (June 21 per Siilcs), 1729. 

37. VII. Jacobus, b. Nov. 26, 1 73 I. 

38. VIM. Barent, b. Nov. 2 (Nov. 12, per Stiles), 1736. 

8. Isaac Lefferts, b. June 15, 1688; d. Oct. 18, 

1746 ; m Harmpie Resided in 

Flatbush. 

In 1 7 15 his name is entered on the militia roll of Flat- 
bush as '■''Isaac hagewoutt" In 1726 and 1727, he was 
Constable of Flatbush. 

On the list of April 5, 1734, of the parts of fence which 



Second Generation. 33 

each owner of salt meadows in the Flatbush tract was ap- 
portioned to keep, Isaac Lefferts was entered opposite No. 
51, for 9 rods, 11 feet, 2 inches. 

On the census of 1 738, the family of " Isaac LeJfertSy* 
of Flatbush is entered, i white male above 10; 2 under 
10 ; 2 white females above 10 ; 2 black males above 10; 
and I black female above 10 years of age. 

At the Oct. court in 174-6, about the time of his death, 
he had a suit pending against Thomas Doxse for breach of 
contract, in whicli he claimed X19 \C)sh. c)d. damages. 

In 1755, " Harmpie Lejferts " his wid. is entered on the 
census of slaves as the owner of black slaves " Prins" and 
*' Rachel," At one period she was assessed in Flatbush 
for 107 A., 3 slaves, 4 horses and 8 cattle. He signed his 
name Isaac LefFertze. 

Issue: — 

39. I. Leffert, b. Feb, 20, 1723. 

40. u. Hendrick, b. July 5, 1725. 

41. III. haac, bap. Aug. 16, 1730. 

42. IV. Hormtje. 

9. Abraham Lefferts, b. Sept. 1,1692 ; d. Oct. 1767 ; 
m Sarah Hooglatid^ bap. Sept. 28, 1692, in N. Y. 

Feb. 24, 1 712-3, on certificate he joined the R. D. ch. 
of New York, and June 2, 1713, Sarah Hoogland his wife 
united with the same church on certificate from Staten Is- 
land. 



» Sarah Hooglar.d, was probably a dau. of Dirck Corne/iise, and a grand dau. of 
Cornelis Jamt Hoogland. Cornelis yanse was a brother of Dirk Janse Hoog- 
land of Maerseveen in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands, who settled 
in Flatbush. Corntlit Jamt probably emigrating from the same place. Comelii 
yame m. Altje Ariens, wid. of Jacob Dircksen Vogel and had iuue Dirck Cor- 
nelisse and probably other children : 

Dirck Corneliite resided on Staten Island, in 1689, m. Lysabeth or Elizabeth 
Joris Rapalje and d. prior to 1709, after which hit widow, joined the R. 
D. church, in N. Y. He had issue, Marretjc, bap. July 23, 1687 in N. Y. j 
and (supposed) Sara, bap. Sept. 18, 1692, in N. Y., who m. Abraham Ltffertt 



34 Lefferts Family. 

He resided in the city of New York, was engaged in mer- 
cantile business, and during the negro excitement in April 
1 74 1, his negro slave Pompey was among those indicted 
for conspiracy to murder the inhabitants and burn the city, 
known as the negro plot. 

April 27, 1738, he and Antony Rutgers, as elders of the 
Protestant Reformed Dutch church of said city, were mem- 
bers of the first Coetus of said church. Nov. 7, 1749, he 
was a member of the fifth Coetus: Sept. 10, 1761, he was 
a member of the seventh Coetus ; and in 1752 and 1753 
he was an elder in said church. In 1 750, he and Abra- 
ham Van Wyck were church wardens of the city and 
county of New York. 

Dec. 31, 1753, Abraham Lefferts advertised in the N. 
Y. Gazette, for sale at a reasonable rate, dry goods, hard- 
ware, earthen ware, writing paper, small Dutch Bibles, 
etc., and that he intends to leave off selling dry goods. 

In 1752, Jhraham LcjJ'erts of the city of N. Y., pur- 
chased of Elias Boudinot, and also of John Emott shares 
in the Cayaderosseras patent. 

June 2, 1753, he bought of Christian Hartel, three tracts 
in Ulster co., one of 150, one of 1322, and one of 1044 
acres in the Hardenburg patent. 

Oct. 5, 1755, the consistory of the "Protestant Dutch 
church " of the city of N. Y., advertised in the N. Y. 
Gazette, 15 farms in Westchester co., to be sold at public 
auction, " apply to iMr. Abraham Left'erts." 

Mar. 13, 1756, he bought oi Peter Anderson a house 
and lot in the city of N. Y., adjoining the commons. The 
deeds of the above purchases are recorded in the office of 
the secretary of state, at Albany. 

Feb. 12, 1759, he advertised in the N. Y. Mercury, 
houses to let next to William Walton's. 

His will is dated June 4, 1743, proved March 16, 1768, 



Second Generation. 35 

and recorded in lib. i, p. 232, of wills in off. of sec. of 
state of New Jersey, and in it he styles himself a merchant 
of the city of New York. Among other bequests he de- 
vises to his son " Dcrik" two dwelling houses and a store 
house on a plot in Montgomery ward of said city, the house 
of Wm. Walton being on the easterly side thereof, and 
that of Jacobus Rosevelt on the westerly side, bounded 
northerly by Queen street, and southerly by Water street ; 
also ** all that certain water lot of cround under or to be 
gained out of the East river fronting Water street and op- 
posite the house and grounds above devised ;" also his share 
in the large tract of land in the county of Albany, N. Y., 
commonly known by the name of " Cayadarosseros," and 
a tract in the township of Goshen known as lot twenty-nine. 

He devises to his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Peter 
Cloppcr, the house and lot on which he resided, with the 
storehouse on the same, fronting southeasterly on Queen 
street, and on the westerly side adjoining Maiden Lane, 
with another house and lot on Maiden Lane. 

The following obituary appeared in the N. Y. Mercury, 
Oct. 26, 1767 : — *' Died at his home in this city in his 
75th year, Abraham Leff'erts." " He has ever been esteemed 
a worthy honest Man : and has left behind three Brothers, 
each of them elder than he was." 

Issue : — 

43. I. Elizabeth, bap. Aug. I, 1714. 

44. 11. Abraham, bap. Sept. 25, 1715, in N. Y. ; wit. Lam- 
mcrt Van Dyck and Aaltjc Van Pelt. 

45. in. Leffert, bap. Dec. 18, 1716, in N. Y. ; wit. Peter 
LefFcrs and Marrytje Van Dyk. 

46. IV. Dirk, bap. April 26, 1719, in N. Y. ; wit. Jacobus Lcf- 
lerts and Anna Hoogland. 

47. v. Catharine. 

48. VI. Elixabetb, bap. Oct. 21, 1724, in N. Y. ; wit. Jacobus 
Renaudett and Belitje his wife. 



36 Lefferts Family. 

10. Madalina Lefferts, b. Aug. 20, 1694: d. . .; 
m. . . . Garret Alartense of Flatbusli who d. in 1732. 
After the death of Gairct she 111. 2d, John f^anderbilt who 
removed to Bergen, N. J. 

Issue : — 

I. Leffert M,irtense, b. June 4, 1720, and d. young. 

II Mtirlen Martense, h. J;in. 21, 1722 ; probably d. young, his 
name not appearing in his father's will. 

III. Lefffrt Martense, b Jan. j6, 1725; d. Sept. 26, 1802, m. 
May 5, 1745, IJil/etje V tinder bilt, b. A[)ril 19, 1721, d. Sept. 20, 
1779, and had one son Garret, tlic (grandfather of the late Judge. 
Garret L. Martense of Flatbush. 

IV. Sarah Martense, b. Nov, 23, 1727 ; d. Dec. 30, 1762 ; ni. 
April 29, 1746, her cousin Jan or John Lefferts, s. of Picter. 

11. Ann or Antien Lefferts, b. March i, 1696; 
d. March 19, 1782. 

12. Abagail Lefferts, b. August 14, bap. August 
28, 1698; d. Nov. 14, 1704, young. 

13. Leffert Lefferts, b. May 22d, 1701 ; d. Sept. 
27, 1754 (1774, per Dr. Stiles); m. Nov. 15, 1724, 
Catryntje Dorlandt\ b. July 19, 1 705 ; d. Dec. 4, 1766. 
Resided in Bushwick. 

August 8, 1724, he bouo;ht of Wm. Van Nuys, of New 
Utrecht, for X438 — a house, 3 lots and a part of a lot of 
the New Bushwick lots, containing about 70 A., bounded 
S. by land of Auke Rynerse ; E. by land of Chs. Durje, 
Cors. and David Van Catts and Francis Titus ; N. by 
land of Arent van Stockholm and Frederick Symonse ; and 



•There wa« a Lambert Jame Dorlandt, who came over in 1663, in the ship 
Spotted Cow and resided in Brooklyn as early as 1677 : a Garret Jansc Dorlandt 
who m. March 20, 1692, Jennctie Martens Schenck : a Jan Gerritse Dorlandt 
who came over in 1652, and resided on a farm in Bedford; and a Gerret 
Dorland, b. at Brooklyn ferry in 1655, m. ist, May 25, 1681, Cornelia 
De Bevois, m. zd, Geertruyd Aukes. 



Second Generation. 37 

W. by land v/f JanLequier: also 10 A. of woodland in Bush- 
wick. (Deed on file in K. C. reg. off.) This is probably 
his first purchase in Bushwick, and the farm to which he 
removed and on which he continued to reside. 

Oct. I, 1728, for X420, he bought of Auke Rynerse a 
tract in New Bushwick, known as two New Bushwick 
lots, bounded N'^ by the land of said " Leffert LefFertze," 
S'y by land of Abm. Dcrje, east part by land of said Abm. 
Derje, and W'y by woodland of Jan Van Noostrant and 
Isack Remse; also a lot of w^6odland in Brooklyn, known 
as No. 61, in the 3d division, and a lot of woodland in 
Newtown. (Deed on file in K. C. reg. oft.) 

In 1732 and 1747, he was supervisor of Bushwick. 

In 1737, on a list of the inhabitants of Bushwick, he is 
entered, 4 white males above 10; i white female above 
10, 3 under 10 ; i black male above 10 and I black female 
above 10 years of age. 

May 2, 1744, he bought of the executors of Tunis Pol- 
hemus a negro wench for X20 ^sh. 

Dec. 6, 1753, for =£239, 19//;., he bought of Johannes 
Duryee, Jacob Duryee and Abm. Schenck, 27 A. in Bush- 
wick, bounded S. by land of Abm. Duryee, W. by land of 
" Leffert Leffertse," N. by David Van Catts, and E. by 
woodland of Jacob Duryee. (Deed on file in K. C. Reg. 
off".) 

In the N. Y. Mercury of Aug. 26, 1754, is advertised 
for sale on the 3d of October, the plantation of " John 
Dorlant" deceased, in Sumerset co., N. J., at a place 
called Nishenick, between the lands of Hendrick Pipenger 
and Abm. Van Voorhees, containing 275 A. etc. All 
persons having demands against the estate of the deceased 
are requested to present their accounts to Leffert Lefferts or 
Isaac Lott, of Kings co., L. I. This John Dorlant may 
have been the father-in-law of Leffert. 






38 Lefferts Family. 

Leffert Lejferts'sw\\\ is dated Sept. 17, 1754, not recorded, 
and in the hands of Jacob Ryerson of Flatlands, one of 
his descendants. His wife Caytryntje, after his decease m. 
June 15, 1758, Peter Luyster, and her will is dated Oct. 
30, 1766, not recorded, and also in possession of Jacob 
Ryerson. He signed his name LefFert LefFertz. 

Issue : — 

49. I. Abigail, b. Oct. 6, 1725. 

50. n. Marya, b. April ij, 1728 ; d. young. 

51. III. Leffert, h. Mar. 25, 1731. 

52. IV. Marya, b. July 15, 1733. 

53. V. Catryna, b. April 9, 1736. 

54. VI. Marya, b. July 26, 1 741. 

55. VII. Jan, b. March 6, 1743; d. Sept. 7, 1747. 

56. VIII. Jan, b. March 18, 1749 : d. June 5, 1749. 

14. Benjamin Lefferts, b. May 2, 1704} d. Nov. 

>7i 17071 young- 



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THIRD GENERATION. 

DESCENDANTSOF AUKE LEFFERTS (3) OR LEFFERSON 

OF NEW JERSEY.' 

15. Abagail Lefferts, b. Mar. 15, 1708 ; d. Aug. 
25? n^S y "1- about 1729, Cyrenus Van Mater^ son of 
Chreynjahn and Neeltje Van Cleef, b. July 28, 1709, d. Nov. 
23, 1787. 

Issue : (some of these children may be by Van Mater's 
1st wife.) 

I. Mary Fan Mater, h. . . . ; d. . . .; m. about 1760 
(sup.) 'Johannii Polhemiui. 

II. Elenor or Helen Van Mater, bap. Aug. I7i 1735 ; d. . . ; 
m. Hendrickson. 

III. Altie or Aullye Van Mater, b ; d. . . . m. 

William Bennet, and had issue : John Van Mater Bennet, bap. 
Dec. 18, 1774: Aaron Bennet, bap. July 28, 1776: Cyreniu 
Bennet, bap. Aug. 22, 1779. 

IV. Sarah Van Mater, bap. Oct. 20, 1748 ; d. . . . 

V. Crinyance Van Mater, b. . . . 

16. Leffert Lefferts of N. J. bap. Oct. 4, 171 1, 
in Marlboro R. D. ch. ; d. Aug. 4, 1755 ; m. 1st, about ' 
1732, yanetje dau. of Aart Williamson and Anna Conovcr j 
(sup.) m. 2d, about 1743 Margaret or Mary. . . . Re- 
sided in upper Freehold. 

On a tax list of Franklin township on the Raritan, of 
about 1735, appears the name of " Lejfert Hagewout" sup- 



' Many of the descendants of Aukt Ltfferit write their luroamn " Lcffenoa,' 
instead of Leifert*. 



40 Third Generation. Descendants of 

posed to be this Leffert Lcff'erU^ who was assessed and taxed 
for 3 cattle, 3 shillings and 3 pence. 

Issue : — 

57. I. Benjamin, b. 1733. 

58. II. Garret, b. 1735. 

59. ui. Maria or Mar^, bap, May 22, 1737« 

60. IV. Aart or Arthur, bap. June 10, 1739. 

61. V. Antje ox Anne, bap. April 26, 1741. 

62. VI. Jane, b. Sept. 17, 1745. 

63. vii. Auke or Oukey, b. Nov. 8, 1747. 

17. Aelke, Auly, Aultye, or Nelke Lefferts of 
Monmouth co., N. J., bap. Nov. ii, 1 7 1 3, in Marlborough 

R. D. ch.; d ; m. about 1742, Olw^.Wyckoff, 

b. in 1704, d. 1770. ^J^* 

Issue : — 

Okey or Auke Wyoff, b ; d. . . . ; m Sarah 

Schcnck. 

18. Anne Lefferts, b 

No further trace. 

19. Benjamin Lefferts, of Middletown, N. J., 
b. . . . ; d. July 25, 1785, will da. July 20, 1785, pro, Oct. 
6, 1785, rec. off. sec. of state of N. J., lib. 27, p. 154 ; exe- 
cutors, cousin Okey Wyckoff and Dan' Hendrickson. De- 
vises his property to his sister Mary; to Arthur, Mary, 
Okey, Jenny, Ann and Benjamin, children of his brother 
Leffcrt -, to Crynjance, Mary, Lienor, Aaltjc and Sarah, 
children of his sister Abagail Van Mater ; to his sister Auly 
who m. Okey Wyckoff; and to Mary and John, children 
of his brother Peter Lefferts, from which it is evident hd 
had no children. 

20. Mary Lefferts of Shrewsbury, N. J., b. I7i8;d. 
June 8, 1809, ag. 91, will da. July 18, 1797, pro. June 23, 
1809, rec. lib. A., p. 310, off. clerk of Monmouth co. 
Names in will as devisees brother Peter's son John Leffer- 



AuKE Lefferts. 41 

son; sister's children Mary Polhcmus, Nelly Hendrickson, 
Altie Bennet, and Sarah Van Mater a dau. of her sister 
Abagail ; Auke Wyckoft' son of her sister Altie: divides 
residue of her estate among Aeit, Auke, and Benjamin 
LefFerson, Anny Van Clcef and Jane Lefterson, children of 
her brother Lcffert LefFerson and Marv. 

21. Peter Lefferts of Monmouth co., N. J., b. . . ; 

d m. Maria^ dau. of John Van Mater' and Ida 

Suydam, bap. Mar. 31, 1731. 

Issue : — 

64. I. M/iriti or Mary, li,ip. Aug. 3, 1760. 

65. n. A'ry/yV;/;;, bap. Feb. 11. 1762. 

66. III. "John. 

67. IV. Lefffrl. 



DESCEND. ANTS OK IMETER LEFFERTS (4) AND IDA 
SUYDAM OF FLATBUSH. 

22. Leffekt Leffertse, b ; probably d. 

soon after Oct. 6, 1773, the date of his will ; m 

Antie dau. of Art Vanderbilt ' of Flatbush, b. about 17 19, 
and was a farmer. 



• Maria Van Mater was a descendant of Jan Gyshertsen Van Mater who 
emigrated from Bommel in south Holland in the Netherlands, and settled in 
New Utrecht, as early as 1663. His sun Kryn "Jamerx emigrated with his father, 
m. Sept. 9, 1683, Neeltjc Van Clecf of New Utrecht, where he resided at 
late as 1709, and then removed to Middlctown, Monmouth co,, N. J., where 
he resided in 1715. He had children, Jan, Joseph, Gysbert, Kryn Janse, Ben- 
jamin, Eyke, Cyrenius and prob. Jannetje, all of N J., where they have left 
numerous descendants Bommel is a town of 1 199 inhabitants in 1841, with 
a haven and some commerce. 

' Ant'jC VanJerbi/tvi^i a descendant of ^jn Aertsen VanJerhill who emigrated 
to this country at an early period and probably came from •• De Bilt," a village 
on the Biltsche Graft (canal) in the province of Utrecht. He resided in New 
Amsterdam as early as Aug. 18, 1653, from whence he removed to Flatbush, 

6 



42 Third Generation. Descendants of 

In 1738 with the Cornells he visited Bucks co., Penn., 
on a prospecting tour. He returned with Gilliam Cornell,' 
and June 7, 1739, he bought ot" Isaac Pennington a tract of 
400 acres in Northampton township of said county for 
£492, on which he settled. The tract he bought was part 
of 651 A. that William Penn granted to F'.dmund Penning- 
ton, the father of Isaa :. 

About this period a number of tnc descendants of the 
early Netherland settlers of Long Island, located in Bucks 
CO., Pennsylvania, among whoni were Vandergritts, Van 
Dycks, Van Deventers, Van Arsdalens, DcHarts, Cornells, 
Hogelands, Barkcloos, Vanderveers, Corsons, Fonteyns, 
Larzcleres, and others. The farming land of Kings co., 
being all occupied, the fruitful soil, healthy climate and low 
price of land, drew them to that locality. 



where Feb. 5, 1667, he mortgaged his Bouwery to Nicholas de Meyer for 
558 gl. He m. ist, Feb. 6, 1650, Anntkcn Hemiricks from Bcrgrn in Norway; 
m. 2d, Dierber Cornells ; m. 3d, Dec. 16, 1681, Magdalicntje Hansz ; wid. of 
Herman Eudaarsz of Bergen, N. J., to which place he appears to have removed 
and where he d. Feb. 2, 1705. His children weie : Aris Jansc of Flatbush, 
Jacob Jansc of Flatbush, Marretje Janse, and Jan Janse, Jun., who removed to 
Bergen, N. J. 

yiris Janie, m. Oct. 6, 1677, Hildegonde or Hilletje Remsen, dau. of Rem 
Janse Vanderbeek, b. Sept. 16, 1653, being a resident of New Amsterdam at 
the date of his marriage, but afterwards of Flatbush. His children were : Jan 
Aertsc, Jannetje or Annetje Acrtse, Jannetjc Aertsc, Fcmmetje Aertse, Rem 
Aertse, Acrt Acrtse, Jeremyas Aertse, Cornelius Acrtse, Hendrick Aertse of 
N. J., (sup.) Jacob Acrtse, and (sup.) Catharine Aertse. 

Atrt Acrtse of Flatbush, bap. June 11, 1693; m. Mar. 14, 1717, Scytie 
Strycker; will da. Dec. 9, 1754, pro. Nov. 27, 1762; had children : Anlje who 
m. Leffert Leffertse, Lammetje, Hilletje, Margrictje, Seytie, Aris, Jannetje and 

feter of New Utrecht. 
« The descendants cf Gilliam Cornell are quite numerous in Pennsylvania. 
The Brooklyn Cornells who owned farms and mills on the shores of the East 
river opposite Governor's Island, are also his descendants, of whom the present 
Peter C. Cornell is one. The Penn. branch of the family in pronouncing the 
name accent the last syllable. 



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PlETER LeFFERTS. 43 

In 1654, Peter Lindstrom, a Swedish engineer and sur- 
veyor, who surveyed and mapped the Delaware, in speaking 
of the productiveness of the land, says : '* Maize or Indian 
corn }z;rows of various colors — white, red, blue, brown, 
yellow and pied. It is planted in hillocks and squares, as 
the Swedes do hops. In each hillock they sow six or seven 
grains of corn, which grows so high as to rise an ell above 
a man's head. Each stalk h;is six or seven ears, with long 
slender and pointed leaves, which are of the same color as 
the corn. Each car is one and a half quarter (over 2 ft. 2 
in.), but mostly half an ell {22^ inches) long. In some 
parts they are as thick as the thickest man's arm, in others 
smaller. They have 10, 12, nav 14 rows of grains from 
the bottom to the top, which, with God's blessing, make a 
thousand fold increase. When they are just ripe, and they 
are broiled on hot coals, they are delightful to eat. Out 
of the white and yellow maize they make bread, but the blue, 
brown, black and pied arc brewed into beer, which is very 
strong but not remarkably clear." (See Davis's Hist, of Bucks 
Co., Pa., p. 22.) In 1680, Mahlon Stacy in a letter to his 
brother in England in praise of the country says, "he has 
seen orchards planted by the Swedes so laden with delicious 
and lovely fruit as to tear their limbs in pieces ; an apple 
tree from a pippin kernel yield a barrel of curious cider ; 
peaches of the finest flavor strung on the trees like onions 
tied to ropes ; forty bushels of wheat harvested from one 
sown ; plenty of tat beef, pork and mutton ; stores of very 
good wild fruits, as strawberries, cranberries and huckle- 
berries ; the Delaware swarming with great plenty of most 
sorts of fish they have in England, besides others unknown 
there, as rock, cat fish, shad, sheeps head, and sturgeon ; 
abundance of venison, and plenty of wild fowls as ducks, 
geese, turkeys, pheasants, patridges and many others." In 
further proof of the strength of the soil, it is said that 135 



44 Third Generation. Descendants of 

years ago, Wm. Rodman of Bcnsalcm stuck his button w -od 
ridintJ switch into the ground by the side of a spring of 
water near the house, and it has grown into a tree more 
than 30 feet in circumference, and absorbed the waters of 
the spring.' With such advantages and attractions, the 
flocking of Long Islanders passing by New Jersey to the 
shores of the Delaware is not to be wondered at. 

*' Peter LeftVrtse" by his will bequeathed to his son 
LejJ'ert a legacy, making the same a charge upon the real 
estate he devised to his son John. Lejjcrt probably died 
before his father, there being an entry in Peter Leflerts's (son 
of John) books of May i, 1775, of hiving paid to 4iis uncle 
LejJ'eri' i children .€185 41/'. \od. due their deceased father. 
In this entry there is an item of the date May I, 1774, of 
"ten pounds for their father's first born right in the will," 
Leffert being tiic oldest son. In addition to the legacy, 
LeJJ'crt also appears to have been entitled tcj a share of the 
personal property of hi-, father. Among the papers in pos- 
session of the present John Leflerts of Flatbush, a descend- 
ant nf the above mentioned John, having a reference to the 
settlement of the estate of the first Peter LefFerts, and the 
legacy he bequeathed to his son 'Johyi Le[ferts^ are a receipt 
of May 6, 1775, of Leftert Lefterts (son of Lefi^'ert) for X26 
()sh. id. received from Jacob and John Lefi'ertse executors 
of his grandfather Peter Leflerts for " his share in full of 
all the money now due me out of the estate of my grand- 
father Peter Leflerts." A receipt of May 30, 1776, from 
said Lefi^ert to the same parties for X12, 4^/;. 6^*., for his 
proportion of the payment on the ist inst., on the legacy 
to his father. A receipt of May 30th, 1776, from Leficrt 
Lefferts, Abraham Lefferts, James LefFerts, Syche LefFerts, 



 See Davii'i HUt. of Ducki Co., p. 46 and 147. 



PlETKR LeFFERTS. 45 

Eideth Lefferts, Peter Lcfferts and Arthur Lefferts, in which 
is set forth that " Peter Lcfferts, grandfather of the under- 
signed, bequeathed to our father Leffert LeJJ'erts^ -^'^Zh ^^^^' 
8^., to be paid by our uncle John Lcfferts for the consider- 
ation of his real estate." And a receipt of May 30, 1783, 
of Leffert Lcfferts (son of Leffert)^ to Peter Lefferts for 
X54, \\ih. 6fd.^ in which he sets forth that his grandfather 
Peter Lefferts, by his last will and testament, did bequeath to 
his father a legacy in different payments to be paid by his 
uncle John Lefferts for the consideration of his real estate, 
which sum is the last payment in full, " I do hereby discharge 
the said John Lefferts's Heirs and Successors for Ever from 
the above Mentioned Legacy, and Do hereby Bind Myself, 
heirs and Successors for Ever to keep Harmless and Clear 
froni any Lawful Claims Either or any of My Brothers or 
Sisters Could make upon the Heirs of My said Uncle." 

May I, 1760, and May i, 1761, '■'' Lej[fert Leffertien" 
was chosen elder of the Northampton and Southampton 
R. D. church, and Aug. 30, 1767, he was chosen to the 
same office in place of Jacob Bcnnet, deceased. 

His wid. Antie on the registry of slaves in Northampton 
in 1782, is entered as the owner of 9 slaves. 

His will is dated Oct. 6, 1773, and recorded at Doylcs- 
town, in which his sons Peter and Arthur are named as 
executors. By it he appears, in addition to the homestead, 
to have owned a plantation in Newtown. 

Issue : — 

68. 1. Ptter. ,- 

69. n. Ida. C^.'}( 

70. ni. Art, Aarci ox Artbur, hup. Dec. 11, 1742, in Buck's 
CO , Pcnn. 

71. IV. Lejertfbap. Dec. 25, 1744. 
I 72. V. Jan, bap. Oct. 11;, 1752. 

'^7i- VI. Airabam, b»p. Mitch 17, 1754. 



46 Third Generation. Oescenpants of 

74. VII. Cynthia or Sy tie, bap. July J 8, 1756. 

75. VIII, 'Jacobui or 'James, bap, Aug. z\, 1760. 

23. Jan or John Lefferts, b. Mar. 16, 1719 ; d. Oct. 
20, 1776; mar. 1st, April 29, \']\ii^ Sarah Martense^ \>. 
Nov. 23, 1727, d. Dec. 30, 1762; mar. 2(1, April 17, 
1765, Lammetje Vanderb'ili''^ b. May 25, 1720,1!. April 17, 
1782. 

y<7« Lefferts u'as a fiumcr residing in Flatbush ; w^as one 
of the assistant justices ot the Court of Sessions and Com- 
mon Pleas from 1751 to 1761 ; from 1761 to 1770, one of 
the county judges (his associates being Abraham Schcnck 
first judge, and Samuel Garrctscn, Jun.) ; and in 1770 first 
judge, which office he appears to have held until his death, 
in 1776, his associates being Philip Nagel and Englebert 



'Sarah Martcnst, was a dcscend.int of Adran Rycrse who came to this 
country in 1646 from Amstcni-im, settled in Fl.itbush, m. July 29, 1659, An- 
ncttjc Martens Schcnck, and had chd., Jannr.ic Adriansc, li. July 25, 1660; 
Elbert Adrianse, b. Aug. 12, i(>(>l\ M.iritic Adrimsf. n. Dec. 2, 1665, (J. S.j 
Martin Adriani(,h. Mar. 9, 1668; Margaret or Grietje Adriansc, b. Mar. 28, 
1670J Sarah Adrianse, b. June 9, 1672; Rcycr Adrianse, b. May 28, 1673, 
d" young; Nccltjc Adriansc, b. Dec. 7, 1675 ; Rcycr Adriansc, bap. Mar. 21, 
1678,6. young; Abraliam Adriansc, bap. Nov. 20, 1680; Sara Adriansc, bap. 
Nov, 20, 1680 ; Rcycr Adriansc, bap. May 6, 1683 ; and Goscn Adrianse, bap. 
April 29, 1686. 

Martin yidriansc, son of Adrian Ryerse, d. Oct. 30, 1754, m. Sara 

b. Dec. I, 1670, d. April 30, 1723. His ciiiidren assumed the surname of 
Martense, and were: Rem Martcnsc of Flatbush, b. Dec. 12, 1695; Garret 
Marteme of Flatbush, b. Oct. 24, 1698, d. 1732, m. Magdalcna dau. of Lef- 
fcrt Pietcrscn ; Jannctic Martense, b. July 31, 1702; and Antjc Mavtcnse, b. 
Nov. 5, 1705. Garret Afartt'nsc, son of Martin Adriansc and Sara, had chiU 
dren : Letfcrt Martense, b. June 4, 1720, d. young; Martin Martense, b. Jan. 
II, 1722, d. young ; Lcticrt Martense, b. Jan. 16, 1725 ; and Sara Martense, b. 
Nov. 23, 1727, m. John LctTcrts of Flatbush. 

» Lammetje Vandcrhilt was a descendant of 'fan ylertsen f^anJerbitt or from 
the Bilt or Bild, and a sister of Antjc Vanderbilt who mar. Leffert LclTertse 
referred to in a foot note under said Leffert Leti'ertse (zz) hereinbefore con- 
tained. 



} 

I 



PlETER LeFFERTS. 47 

Lott. Oct. 15, 1754, in pursuance of an act of assembly 
in relation to counterfeit coin, i ish. and 6 coppers in half 
pence, of counterfeit coin was brought into the Court of 
Sessions, who ordered the same to be lodged for safety in 
the hands of John Leffcrts, one of the assistant justices. 
On the 15th of April, T755, the court ordered the said 
counterfeit coin to be melted down by assistant justices 
John Lcrt'erts and Carel Dcbevoise, and the product to be 
produced at their next meeting. On the meeting of the 
court in the following October, LefFerts produced the pro- 
duct of the false half pence and farthings amounting to 7 
shillings and i penny, which the court ordered " that every 
one should have his proportion of the same," from which it 
may be inferred that the object of the law was to gather in 
and take out of circulation a large amount of counterfeit 
coin which had been by some means introduced. 

Afterrepeated complaints of the sherifFof the insufficiency 
of the county jail, the Court of Sessions in Oct., 1768, ap- 
pointed Jeremiah Vandcrbilt, Englcbcrt Lott, Philip Nagcl 
and yohn LejJ'erts^ Esq.^ ''to have the court house and jail 
of the county put in good repair, and lay the costs before 
the supervisors of the county." 

John Leffcrts was town clerk of P'latbush, from 1773 to 
1 776, and an elder in the Protestant Reformed Dutch church. 
May 22, 1 77 Si he was elected a delegate from Kings co., 
to the Provincial Congress of New York. In 1754, the 
board of supervisors audited a bill of Xi %sh. and another 
ofXi \(^sb. in his favor for prosecuting vagrants. In 1765 
a bill of Xi I ish. for trying a free negro man and having 
him whipped. 

Jan. 20, 1772, John LefferU^ of Flatbush, advertises 
"for sale the brick dwelling with barn and bolting house 
almost opposite John Rapalje's, Brooklyn ferry. Apply 
to Simon Boerum near by." 



48 Third Generaiion. Descendants of 



From an advertisement in the N. Y. Mercury of Dec. 
26, 1774, of the sale at vendue on the 12th of the suc- 
ceeding Jan., at Monmouth Court House, of the Saw Mill 
and about 1400 A. of land at Toms river, N. J., late of 
Ab'm Schenck, signed bv P'olkert Folkersen, Henry 
Remsen, Ab'm P. Lott, 'Jolm Lejferts and Peter Schenck, 
it is evident he was in some way connected with the affairs 
of said Ab'm Schenck. 

For the purpose of showing the value of property at this 
period, and of the personal estate of one of the wealthiest 
inhabitants of the county, the following copy of the inven- 
tory of his estate is given. 

Inventory of estate of John Lefferts, March ii, 1776. 

d. 







£ 


ih. , 


i. 


£, ,h. , 


16 head cattle, 


- 


zo8 





2 luuking glasses, - 


2 





7 yearlings do, - 


- 


42 





2 feather beds, - 


12 





a horses. 


- 


2S 





2 do, - 


8 





I do, 


- 


11 





2 set curtains, - 


9 





I do, - 


- 


8 





2 do, - - - 


S 





7 slaves by name, 


- 






2 rugs, - 


4 


10 


Harry, - 


- 


60 





6 woolen sheets, 


6 





Anne, 


- 


60 





I blanket. 


I 


4 


Ben, - 


- 


60 





6 pillows. 


6 





Dick, 


- 


60 





3 cushings. 


3 





Bram, - 


- 


30 





2 hand irons, 


I 


6 


Dyna, 


• 


16 





2 iron pots. 


I 


10 


Iiack, - 




10 





I frying pan, - 





8 


X ploughs. 


• 


2 





I Trammel, - - 





8 


1 iron tooth harrow, 


2 


5 


I tea kettle, - 


I 


10 


I iron crowbar. 







16 


I fight day clock. 


18 





I grinding stone. 


- 


I 


5 


20 pewter plates. 


I 


10 


I dung fork, - 







9 


6 pewter dishes. 


I 


4 


I spade, - 


- 





6 


china and earthen, - 


2 


10 


I ryding chair, 




H 





I silver tankard. 


12 





1 waggon, 


- 


«9 





9 silver spoons, 


9 


• 


I do, - 




II 





6 tea do - - 





18 


1 hogs, 


- 


2 





50 bushels corn. 


17 


10 


\ brass kettle. 




I 


>S 


25 bushels wheat, 


'5 





churn, tubi and keeleri, 





18 


Cash in hand, 


«S9 


•7 



Peter Lefferts. 



49 



Cash in Congresi conti- 
nental, - - - 

Cash in New Yurk lawful, 

Cash in New Jersey law- 
ful, - 

Cash in Connecticut law- 
ful, 

Cash in Pennsylvania law- 









ft.1, 


► 


- 


9 





I 


45 


14 




Cash in New York 


provin- 








'4 







cial 
Cash 


congress, - 
in Massac 


husetts, 


6 


8 





129 


I 


5 


Mj 


irylanii and 


lower 














counties, - 


- 


4 


•7 


4 




6 


8 






- 








n 









1183 6 6 



Bonds due the estate. 
£ lb. d. 



£ th. d. 



'57 


11 





150 








100 








500 








5° 








50 


4 


3 


'^5 








100 








434 








1 10 








53 








'S 


2 


6 


100 








100 









In Bedminster store of 
John Letferts deceased, 

Tunis Dcnyse, - 

Bond in the hand of Garret 
Covcnhoven due by 
Philip French to the 
estate, 

Jacobus Stryker, 

Note of John Voorhees, 

Tunis Schenck, 

Lot of Locust woodland in 
township of Brooklyn, 



200 
100 



o o 

o o 



75 
220 



o o 
o o 
150 00 
280 18 o 

100 o o 



Ab'n» P. Lott, - 

Hcndrick Googlet, 

Sam'l Forman, - 

Peter Covcnhoven, - 

Rorlof Schenck, 

Lott and Lefferts, • 

Peter Oudwatcr, 

Elbart Adrianse, 

Barcnt Smack, - 

John Van DVeer, - 

John Van Sicklen, 

Ab'tn Bogart, 

John Covcnhoven, 

Garret LerFerts, - 100 o o 4454 3 1 

By his will da. Aug. 6, 1767, pro. Jan. 13, 1778, rec. 
lib. 31, p. 89, N. Y.sur. ofF., he devises his estate to his 
wife Lammetje while she remained his wid. ; to his children, 
Garret, Peter, John, Yda, and Sarah his personal estate ; to 
Peter his real estate in Kings co., except what was located 
in Brooklyn, subject to the payment of £1600 to his per- 
sonal estate ; to John his real estate in Brooklyn and 
Albany; and appoints his brother Jacob Lefferts and 
brothers-in-law, Gerret KouwenhovenandLeffert Martense, 
executors. 

Issue: — - 

76. I. Seytie Lefferts, b. Sept 14, 1748. 

77. II. Garret Lefferts, b. Feb. 28, 1750. 

78. III. TJa Lefferts, b. Sept. 15, 1751. 

79. IV. Pieter Lefferts, b. Dec. 27, 1753. 

7 



50 Third Generation. Descendants of 

80. V. John Leferts, b. Dec. 10, 1756. 

81. VI. Sarah Lefffrti, by 2d wife, b. March 9, 1 766. 

82. VII. Abigail Lefferti, bap. June 12, 176H, 

24. Seytie Lefferts, b. Jan. 8, 1721 -, d. prior to 
1747 ; m. IVilUam "Johnson^ of Gravesend, b. July 4, 1718, 
d. Dec. 13, 1797. 

Issue : — 

Barrant 'Johnson^ b. Sept. 18, 1744, d. Nov. 1801 ; m. Itie Van 
Cleef. Farmer in Gravesend. 

25. Adriaentje Lefferts, b. . . . . ; d. Nov. 
28, 1800 i m. May 9, 1747, Abraham Foorhies^ of Flailaiids, 
b. June 8, 1724. 

Issue : — 

I. Marya Voorhia^ b. Sept. 25, 1749 '> ^' •^'^g- '» '^3^ ; 
m. .April, 1770, Hendrick Vanderveer. 

II. Pieter Voorhies,\>. Nov. 19, 1751 ; d. iVlarclj 10, 1824. 

III. Yda Voorhies, b. Jan. 19, 1754; d. March 27, 1832 ; m. 
March 28, 1778, Tunis Suydam, ol New Utrecht. 

IV. Jan Voorhies, b. Aug. 15, 1756; d. Oct. 5, 1828; in.. 
July 11, 1778, Rensie WyckoJ] who d. March 22, 1826. 

V. Abagail i^oorbies,h^]p. ¥ch. 5, 1761; d ; m. Oct. 

1780, Hugh King. 

VI. Abraham Voorhies, of Flatlands, b. July 3, 1765 ; d. Aug. 
18, 1827; m. Maria Lott, b. .'^ug. 18, 1771, d. Sept. 13, 1831. 

VII. Jacob Voorhies, of Flatlands, b. .April 4, 1766 ; d. May 9, 
1804 ; ni. June 10, or 20, 1795, ^^"'"(ha tlegeman,h. March, 3, 
1766, whod. Feb. 14, 1848. 

26. Antje Lefferts, b. May 12, 1728 ■■, d. March 19, 
1782; m. May 7, 1748, Gerrct Kouwenhoven^ a farmer of 
Flatlands, who d. Sept. 23, 1777. 

Issue : 

I. Anlje Kouwenhoven, bap. June 4, 1749 ! ^- young. 

II. Antje Kouwenhoven, b. Aug. 3, 175 i, O. S. ; d. . . 
m. Sept. . . 1771, Peter Vandervoort, of Bedford. 



Peter Lefferts. 51 

III. Peter Kouwenhoven, of Flatlands, b. Sept. 25, 1753, O. S ; 
d. May 27, 1787; m. May 10, 1777, Lammetie, dau. of John 
Lott, b. Jan. 25, 1756 ; d. Sept. 11, 1831. 

IV. Ida Kouwenhoven, h, Jan. 17, 1756, O. S. ; d. . . . ; 
m. May, 1778, licndrick Suydam, of Flatbush. 

V. WiUitim Kouwenhoven, of Flatlands, b March 28, 1758 ; 
d. April 7, 1825 ; m. Dec 12, 1778, Johnna, dau. of Johannes 
Wyllcmsc WyckofF, b. July 7, 1761, d. June 10, 1834. 

VI. Garrit Kouwenhoven, of Flatlands, b. Feb. 21, 1761 ; d. 
July 31, 1784, single. 

VII, Seytie Kouwenhoven, b. June 30, 1763 ; d. April 1, 1837 ; 
m. April 1783, 'Jeremiah A, Remsen, of the Waliabout. 

VIII. Luke Kouwenhoven, of the Poor Bowery of Newtown, b. 
June 3, 1766; d. Oct. 22, 1853 ; m. Mar. 27, 1790 Anna, dau. of 
George WyckofF, b. June 24, 1773. ''• ^^b. 20, 1870, aged 96. 

IX. Abagtiil Kouwenhoven, b. Jan. i, 1768; d. Jan. 27, 1795; 
m. Aug. 1783, Johannes Lott, of Flatlands. 

X. Jannetie Kouzvenhoven, b. April 14, 1771 ; d. . . . ; 
•^m. Abraham De Hevoise, of Bedford. 

27. Jacobus or Jacob Lefferts, b. May 9, 1717 ; d. 
Feb. 21, 1802; m. I St, May 30, 1741, Catrina^ Vanderveer 
(sup.) dau. of Cornelius Vanderveer, b. March 30, 1722, 
d. Nov. 2, 1773; m. 2d, Jan., 1777, Ida (sup.) dau. of 
Abraham Vanderveer, b. Nov. 27, 1743, d. Feb. 24, 1807. 

Was a farmer and (sup.) also a store keeper in Flatbush, 
residing opposite the R. D. church on the corner of Church 
or wide lane and the main street in the village, in an ancient 
dwelling lately torn down and last occupied by Dr. Za- 
brisicie. In 1754, he was a commissioner of highways in 
said town ; in 1786, among the associates who took measures 
for the establishment of an academy in Flatbush, for which 



• Catrina Vanderveer was dau. of Cornells Vanderveer, and Jannetje Van 
Noostrant, and grand dau. of Cornells Jtnae Vanderveer, the immigrant, and 
Tryntje Gillii de Mandeville. 



52 Third Generation. Descendants of 

he subscribed £50, the highest subscription being that of 
John Vanderbilt of £100. On its incorporation, Nov. 20, 
1787, his name appears among the first trustees. In 1776, 
with his neighbors, he took the oath of allegiance to the 
British. At one period he was assessed for 3 A., I slave, 
I horse, and 6 cattle. His will is da. Sept. 13, 1794 ; pro. 
April 14, 1802 •, rec. lib. i, p. 333 ; and that of his wife 
Ida is da. June 6, 1803 ; pro. April 9, 1807 ; rec. lib. ii, 
p. 58, all in off. of sur. of Kings co. He wrote his name 
** Jacobus Lefft'rze." 

Issue : — 

83. I. Ida, b. Feb. 3, 1743 ; d. iVIarch 4, 1744. 

84. 11. Ida, b. Jan. 26, 1745. 

8^. ui. Gerret, b. Jan. 19, 1748 ; d. Oct. 30, 1752. 

86. IV. Pieter, b. [iily 19, 1750 ; d. .April 3, 1759. 

87. V. Jannetje, h. May 3, 1753. 

88. VI. Gerret, b. Feb. 2, 1756; d. Dec. 22, 1758. 

89. VII. Abagail, b. Jan. 12, 1759. 

90. VIII. Adriantje, b. March 3, 1761 ; d. May 2, 1773. 

91. IX. Pieter, b. Oct. n, 1762 ; d. Oct. 20, 1767. 

92. X. A dau. b. Aug. 18, 1763 ; d. Aug. 26, 1763. 

28. Geertje Lefferts, b. July 11, 1731. 
No further trace. 

29. Abagail Lefferts, b. Sept. 12, 1735; d. • • i 
m. (sup.) Oct. II, 1758, Jacobus Fan Deventer^ of Flat- 
bush, bap. May 20, 1732. 

No further trace. 

DESCENDANTS OF JAN LEFFERTS (6) AND 
MARGRIETJE. 

30. Margrietje Lefferts, bap. July 29, 1722, in 

N. Y., d ; m. ist, ; m. 2d 

(sup.) March 13, 1765, Richard Johnson^ of Philadelphia. 
No further trace. 



Jacobus Lefferts. 53 

DESCENDANTS OF JACOBUS OR JACOB LEFFERTS (7) 
AND JANNETIE BLOM, OF BEDFORD. 

31. Abagail Lefferts, b. Oct. 1,1717; d. Nov. 

II, 1 780; m. 1st, Z,flm^rr/, son of Hendrick Suydam, 

farmer, of Bedford, who d. in 1767; m. 2d, June 6th, 
1 772, Nicholas Vechte, of Gowanus, by whom no children. 

Issue : — 
I. Hendrick Suydum, of Bedford, b. . . . ; d. Dec. 26, 
1789, single 

II. Bennetie Suydam, b. . . . 1736 ; d. Feb. i, 1826, aged 
90, single. 

III. Jane Suydam, b ; d. prior to 1816; m. 

June ... 1 764, Gilyam Cornel, of Bucks co., Pennsylvania. 

IV Ida Suydam, b ; d • m. 

June 22, 1764, Martin Schcnck. 

V. Jacobus Suydam, bap. Oct. 15, 1752, d. young. 
VI. Jacebus Suydam, bap. Dec 4, 1758; d. June 11, 1825 ; m. 
Adrianna, dau. of Cors Rapalyc, b. Aug. 16, 1766, d. June 11, 
1825. Jacobus was a successful merchant in the city of New York, 
who on retiring from business resided for several years at Bedford 
and then removed to Newtown where he died, having served as an 
elder in the Dutch church. 
VII. Adrianna Suydam, b. April 16, 1766. 

32 Nicholas Lefferts, b. April 6, 1719 ; d. May 13, 
1780; m. April 26, 1746, v^^<7j'a/7, dau. of Leffert Lefferts, 
his cousin, and wid. of Cornelius Schenck, b. Oct. 6, 1725, 
d. Nov. 25, 1760. Resided in Bushwick, and on the 
census of slaves in 1755, is entered as owning one male 
slave. Took the oath of allegiance to the British in 1776. 

Wfll da in which he devised all his 

real and personal estate to his brothers Leffert and Barrent, 
but they, as set forth in a release of Nov. 7, 1793, -."on 
Divers good Causes us, thereunto moveing have Concluded 
to give unto Abigal Wilkins, the Grand daughter of our 



54 Third Generation. Descendants of 

Brother Nichs. Lcffcrts, all and singular the Bonds, Notes, 
monies ar,d Real Estateof her Grand father, Deceased, which 
he by his will had bequeathed unto us, as will more fully 
appear by the Last will and testament of the Deceased," paid 
her at that date £2749, 15^/;. 3</, the proceeds of the per- 
sonal estate, for which they received a discharge in full 
signed by Abby Wilkins and J. Willcins Jr. 
Issue : — 

93. I. Jannetje Lefferts, b. Sept. 13, 1747. 

94. II. Catrytia Lefferts, b. July 9, 1751- 

33. Elizabeth (or Eliza) Lefferts, b. March 8, 
1721 ; d. prior to 1768; m. . . . Hendrick Fine^ of 
Bedford, blacksmith. 

Issue : — 
I 'Johannes Fine. 

II. Jacobus Lefferts Fine. 

III. Elsie Fine. 

34. Aeltye or Neltye Lefferts, b. Nov. 3, 1723 -, 

d. prior to 1787; m Jacobus Fanderbilt., who 

d. prior to 1768, and whose son Jacob Vanderbilt, in a 
release of the 2d of May, 1787, of a legacy ol" X500, left 
to his mother by his grandfather Jacobus Lefferts, styles 
himself " the only heir in the room of his late deceased 

„ mother Awltie." 
rt* 35 Leffert Lefferts, b. Mar. 14, 1727; d. July 10, 

1804-, m. Aug. 5, 1746, Dorothy.^ dau. of John Conwen- 
hoven, b. Feb. 8, 1738, d. Aug. 17, 1816. 



^Dorothy Couivenbo-vcn was a descendant of fVolfert Gcrtiise P^jn Couiuenbotitu 
who emigrated to this country in 1630, from Amersfoort in the Netherlands, 
settled at first at Rensselaerwyck and employed as superintendent of farms by 
the patroon, and afterwards in Flatlands, where with Andrics Huddc, June 6, 
1637, they bought of the Indians the westernmost of the three flats, called 
Kaskateuw. He m. Necltje .... and d. about 1661. His children were 
















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Jacobus Lefferts. 55 

Was a farmer in Bedford, his house being located on the 
southwest corner of the Clove road, and the Jamaica 
turnpike, and was occupied as head quarters by the British 
General Gray, during the occupation of Brooklyn in 1776, 
and 1783,' they having a stationary camp on the farm of 
Barent Lefferts. 

Aug. 3, 1753, he brought an action against John Berket 
for trover, claiming X19 damages. 

From 1756 to 1776 inclusive, Lejfett Lefferts was ap- 
pointed one of the three freeholders to defend the patent of 
Brooklyn, town rights etc., and from 1761 to 1776 inclu- 
sive he was elected town clerk. (See Teale's Municipal 



Gerrtt fVolferstn, b. i6lO whod. about 1 645, and m. Altie Cornells dau. of Cor- 
nelis Lambertse Cool of Gowanus; Jacob Wolfersen ; ind Pieter Wolfersen. 

Gerrtt fVol/crsen of Flatlands had children, William Gerretscn, b. 1636, d. 
after 1727, m. 1st, 1660, Altie, dau. of Joris Dircksen Brine kerhoff, m. 2d, 
Feb. 12, 1665, Jannetie dau. of Pieter Monfoort j yan Gerretstn of Brooklyn 
ferry, b. 1639, m. Gerdicntje dau. of Nicasius De Sille j Necltje Gerretsen, bap. 
Sept. 20, i64i,m. Roelof Martcnsen Schenck ; Mat itje or Mary Gerretsen, b. 
1643, m. Koert Stcvense Van Voorhies. 

jfan Gerretscn of Brooklyn ferry had children Gerret Janse who d. about 
17 1 2; Aaltje Janse, bap. April 28, 1678, m. Derrick Abramse BrinckcrhoJf } 
Nicasius jfanse of Brooklyn, b. June 30, i68i, d. Sept. 16, 1749, ">• E's'e 
. . . . ; Cornelia Janse, m. Sept. 25, 1691 Gerridt Aertsen Middagh ; and 
Nelly Janse, m. July 27, 1694 Jores Rapalje. 

Nicasius Janse, of Brooklyn ferry, had children, Geradina Couwenhoven, 
bap. May 29, or Aug. 7, 1705, m. Symon Van Wyckelen ; John Couwenho- 
ven, bap. Dec. 2, 1707, d. young ; John Coutvtnho-veny of Brooklyn, b. . . . 
d. about May i, 1778, m. Catharina Remien; Garret Couwenhoven of New 
Utrecht J and Peter Couwenhoven of Raritan, N. J. 

John Couwenhoven, s. of Nicasius Janse of Brooklyn, had children, £Uie, 
b. Apl. 20, 1733, •*• D"- ^S» '74^; ^^^ "f Brooklyn, b. ; 

June 13, 1734; tn. ist, Mcggeltie Vcchten, m. 2d, Ida, dau. of Jan Lefferts; i>* 

Diana, m. Robert Benson; Dorothy, b. Feb. 8, 1738, m. Aug. 5, 1756, Lef- 
fert Lefferts of Bedford; Nicholas of Bath, New Utrecht, b. Apl. 18, 1744, m. 
Jane, dau. of George Lott ; John of Brooklyn, anil N. V"., b. Feb. 11, 17^2, 
m. Catharine Clopper. 

■See Stilei't Brooklyn, vol. ii* p. 176. 



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56 Third Generation. Descendants of 

Register of Brooklyn and Manual of Kings Co. of 1848.) 
During the revolutionary war no regular town records were 
kept. 

Mar. 29, 1 761, John Wesbit, had a suit pending against 
him in which he claimed X19 damages. 

From 1 761 to 1777 his name generally appears among 
the assistant justices of the County Courts. 

In 1765, 66 and 67, LeJfWt Lcjferts was a commissioner ^ 
of highways of Brooklyn. 

May 2, 1 774, Lejt'crt Lcjferts bought of Garret Wyckoff, 
Jacob Bloom, and Barrent Lejf'erts^ executors of the last will 
and testament of Andries Andriese of Bedford bearing date 
the 2ist of June, 1772, for ^429 ten acres on the south 
side of the Jamaica road, 23A. on the east side of the 
Clove road, and two lots of salt meadows in Flatbush. 
(Deed in possession of Elizabeth D. Brevoort.) 

Among the cases before the Court of Sessions in April 
I 775, was an indictment of Leff'ert Lefferts for an assault on 
Cors. Vandervoort. At the time Lcjferts was one of the 
justices of the court, and the probability is that in consequence 
of the military occupation of the island in the stormy days 
of the Revolution, the case was never tried, the records 
showing nothing farther in relation thereto. 

Leff'ert Lefferts was town clerk of Brooklyn, acting in 
that capacity at a meeting on the 22d of May, 1775, to elect 
deputies to choose members to represent Kings co. in the 
Provincial Congress. As town clerk he had the custody 
of the town records which were removed during his absence 
shortly after the battle of Long Island, by John Rapalje, 
a former clerk of his, and a prominent citizen, under the 
pretense of taking the papers to a safe place,, and afterwards 
taken by Rapalje to England, and never recovered by the 
town.* In consequence of Rapalje's being an active tory 

* Stilu't Brooiclyn, vol. 11, p. 317. 



Jacobus Lefferts. 57 

or supporter of British supremacy, his lands were confiscated 
and his farm in Brooklyn sold to Joshua and Comfort Sands. 

Jan. 6, 1783, in Gaines paper, Lejfert Lejferts offers a 
reward of 2 guineas, and all reasonable charges for 2 colts 
(branded L L on near side), stolen or strayed off the com- 
mon about Bedford, last summer. 

His will is dated April 15, 1799, pro. April 19, 1806, 
and recorded in lib. 2, p. 19, in off. of sur. of Kings cc, 
including a codicil da. Nov. i, j8oo. He devises his 
Queen's co. lands to his son Jacobus and his homestead to 
his son Leffert. 

Issue : — 

95. I. "Jacobus L Lfffirts,h. Aug.' 9, 1757. 

96. II. Catherine Lefferts, b. July 30, 1759. 

97. ni. ychn L. Lefferts, b. May 24, 1763. 

98. IV. June Lefferts, b. Dec. 28, 1767. 

99. V. Leffert Lefferts, b. April 1 z, 1774. . 

36. Jannetie Lefferts, b. June 25, 1729 (Jan. 21, 
per Stiles); d. Mar. 13, 1795; m. ist. Mar. i, 1749, 
yeronemous Rapalje who d. Mar. 13, 1754 ; m. 2d., Stephen 

Thorne. 

Issue by ist marriage: — 

I. Jeronimus Rapalje, b. Aug. 17, 1750 ; d. Sept. 4, 1750. 

II. Jacobus Rapalje (twin), b. Aug. 17, 1750; d. Aug. 23, 
1750. 

ill. JeronimusRapalje, b. Sept. 8, 1751 ; d. Sept. 6, 1754. 

IV. Jannetie Rapalje, h. Dec. 29, 1753 ; d ; m. 1773. 

Edward, son of Stephen Thorne, her stepfather, and had children, 
Stephen, Edward, and Jane. 

By 2d marriage : — 
V. Jane Thorne, b. Dec. 28, 1767 ; d. Sept. 27, 1776, single. 

VI. Jacobus Thorne, living 1792. 

37. Jacobus Lefferts, b. Nov. 26, 1731 ; d. July 20, 

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58 Third Generation. Descendants of 

1792 ; m. 1st, Aug. 5, 1756, Mary or Maria {'^andcrhuyl; * 
m. 2d, April 28, 1772, Lucrctia^ dau.of Jorcs BrinckerhofF,' 
a prominent merchant in New York, who for 10 years was 
a member of the city council. According to the city direc- 
tory, Jacobus resided in 1787, 88, 89, 90, 91 and 92, at 
No. 5 Nassau St. 

Maria Vanderhuyl, his wife, joined the R. D. church, of 
N. Y., Dec. 20, 1759, on confession of faith. 

May 16, 1757, a reward of twenty shillings was offered 
by Jacobus Lejj'erts of the city of New York, in the N. Y. 
Mercury, for the return of a " moses built long boat," 
stolen on the previous Sunday evening from the " Sloop 
Jenny and Milley, Capt..Ragwell, lying in Rotten-Row." 

Feb. 21, 1763, he joined the R. D. church of N. Y., on 
confession of faith. 

His name appears on paper or currency issued by the 
city of New York, as a specimen of which the following 
is a copy : " No. 2085. This Note shall entitle the 
Bearer to the sum of four shillings current Money of the 
Colony of New York^ payable on Demand, by the mayor, 
ALDERMAN, and COMMONALTY of the City of New Tork^ at 
the office of Chamberlin of the said City, pursuant to a Vote 
of the said Mayor, Alderman, and Commonalty of this 
Date. Dated the Twenty-lifth Day of August^ in the Year 
of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy 

four. 

By Order of the Corporation : 
ivs. Jacob' LefFerts." 



• Mary or Maria l^anJerhuyl, or yandcr Heul, was probably a descendant of 
Abraham Van der Heul, who had a dau. Elizabeth, bap. Aug. 15, 1660, in 
New Amsterdam. 

■' Jores or George Drincktrhoff, was a grandson of JorisDirckscn Brinckerhoft", 
of Drent, or Drenthc, a province in the Netherlands who with his wife 
Susanna emigrated in i6j8 to this country, and settled in Brooklyn. (See 
Riker't Newtown, p. 290.) 



i 



Jacobus Lefferts. 59 

In a scroll at the head of the bill, are the words " New 
York Water Works." The bills of this corporation were 
however signed by other parties as well as by Lefferts. 

May I, 1775, the name of Jacobus Lefferts^ appears on 
the list of the General Committee of the city of New York 
consisting of lOO persons, who favored independence. 
Among other representatives of the descendants of the set- 
tlers of King's CO., on this list were, Abraham P. Lott, 
Henry Remsen, Abraham Duryea, and Jacob Van Voor- 
hies. In 1770 he was assistant alderman of the East 
Ward, and alderman in 1771, 1772, 1773 and 1774, in 
which year he resigned, and on the 30th of Sept., David 
Matthews was elected in his place. 

When the city was taken by the British army, he ap- 
pears to have left. At this time, he and Capt. Kennedy, 
owned one of the wharves, which was taken possession of 
by Col. Wm. Butler, assistant deputy commissary gen., 
for the use of the British forces. Col. Butler by orders of 
his superiors, took an account of all the property found in 
the different houses and stores that were abandoned by the 
owners, and also of vacant dwelling and store houses, and 
lots of ground and wharves, and reported to Gen. Robert- 
son the commander of the city. Kennedy being within 
the British lines was allowed a dollar a day by the com- 
missary gen. for his half of the wharf, but Lejferts being 
without the lines was allowed nothing. After the war, 
Butler, being one of the few of the officers in the British 
service, who left any estate in this country, Mr. Lefferts 
commenced a suit against him in the Mayor's court, for 
the use and occupation of a dwelling house and dock. 

It appears by the N. Y. Mercury of Oct. 27, 1777, 
that a British expedition swept the Hudson river, from Fort 
Vaughan to Red Hook, destroying much valuable property, 
and among other acts of Vandalism burnt the town of 



6o Third Generation. Descendants of 

Esopus or Kingston, containing between 200 and 300 
houses, except that of ^' Mr. Lcfferts" which appears to have 
been spared. This was evidently the dwelling of Jacobus 
Leffcrts, for on the 25th of June, 1783, the farm of 92 
acres at Esopus occupied during the war by Jacobus LefiFcrts 
or Abraham Brinckcrhof^', was advertised for sale. Enquire 
of Rem P. Rcmscn, N. Y. 

Nov. 27, 1785, he and Lucretia his wife, were witnesses 
at bap. of Lucretia Left'crts dau, of Abraliam BrinckcrhofF 
and Dorothy Remsen. 

His will is dated April 21, 1792, pro. July 28, 1792, rec. 
in lib. 41, p. 48, N. Y. sur. off., in which reference is 
made to his wife Lucretia, nephew Jacobus Fine, James 
son of his brother Leffert ; Jacobus, son of his brother 
Barrent ; Jacobus, son of his sister Abagail Suydam, and Ja- 
cobus, son of his sister Jane Thome, and in which he 
appoints his wife Lucretia, nephew Jacobus Fine, and 
brother-in-law Abraham Brinckerhoff, executors. From 
his will it may be inferred he left no descendants. 

His wife Lucretia's will is dated. May 17, 1800, pro. 
July 8, 1800, rec. lib. 43, p. 252, N. Y. sur. off., in which 
she bequeaths legacies to Maria Remsen, George Brincker- 
hoff, Lucretia Lefferts Brinckerhoff, Jane Brinckerhoff, 
Peter Brinckerhoff, and James Lefferts Brinckerhoff, chil- 
dren of her brother Abraham Brinckerhoff ; to Abraham, 
grandson of her brother Abraham, to Cor.' Brinckerhoff 
late of the city of N. Y., to Caroline Brinckerhoff, dau. of 
her brother Dirck, to Leffert Lefferts son of Leffert Lef- 
ferts of Bedford, to Elsie Fine and Jacob Lefferts Fine, 
children of Jacobus Fine, to Mary Marius Groen, to Nancy 
dau. of Wm. Van Deurscn, dec, to Peter Francis her ser-"' 
vant, to her uncle Wm. Van Deursen, and aunt Hester Van 
Deursen. She appointed her brother Abraham Brincker- 
hoff and his son Peter, executors. 
He signed his name Jacob' Lefferts. 






Jacobus Lefferts. 6i 

38. Barrent Lefferts, b. Nov. 2, 1736 (Nov. 12th, 
by Stiles), d. June 21, 1819; m. Dec. 9, 1757, Femmetie^ 
dau. of Rem Remsen of Bedford, b. Aug. 30, 1739, d. 
Sept. 10, 1824. 

He was a farmer and large landholder residing on the 
north-east corner of the Jamaica and Cripplebush roads in 
Bedford, in the house previously owned and occupied by 
his father-in-law, torn down in 1836 by his son Rem, and 
a new and costly mansion built on its site. 

Prior to the Revolution he was first lieut. of a militia 
company in Brooklyn, and in Nov., 1776, he was among 



' Femmelie Remsen^ was a descendant of Rem jfansen l^anderbeeck who emi- 
grated to this country at an early period, by one account from Severen, or 
Jeveren in Westphalia, by another from Coevorden, in Drenthc. He was a 
blacksmith, resided for some years at Albany as early as 1656, afterwards in New 
Amsterdam and Anally at the Wallabout, where he obtained a patent for the 
farm late of Gen. Jeremiah Johnson. He m. Dec. 21, 1642, Jannetje, dau. 
of Joris Jansen Rapalic, d. in 168 1, and had children: Annatie Remsen, 
d. young; Hilletje Remsen, d. young ; Jan Remsen, of Flatbush ; Joris Rem- 
sen, of Brooklyn ; Rem Remsen, of Flatbush ; Hilletje Remsen ; Catalina 
Remsen ; Feminetjc Remsen ; Anna Remsen ; Jacob Remsen, of Brooklyn j 
Jeromus or Jcronymus Remsen. of N. Y. j Daniel Remsen, of Flatbush; 
Abraham Remsen, of Newtown ; Sarah Remsen j Isaac Remsen, of Brooklyn ; 
jferemyas Remsen, of the Wallabout and Jannetje Remsen. 

yeremyas Remsen, of the Wallabout, b. Sept. lO, 1675, d. July 3, 1757, m. 
1st, Sept. 26, 1698, Heyltje Probasko, b. 1677, d. Sept. 27, 1727, m. id, 
Jannetje Voorhies, b. 1662, d. April 17, 1758 ; resided on and owned the 
homestead of his father, and had children : Rem of Bedford, b. Nov. 20, 
1700; Ida, b. Jan. 3, 1703, m 1st, John Van Wickelyn, m. 2d, Nicholas 
Williamson; Christopher, b. Oct. 2d, 1705; Jeremias, bap. Aug. 22, 1708, 
d. young; Jane, b. June 26, I7ll,m. Jeromus Remsen her cousin; Jeremiah, 
b. July 18, 1714, m. Jane, dau. of Martin R. Schenck ; Sarah, b. Dec. 11 
1716, m. Abraham Voorhies; Abraham, b. Jan. 15, 1720, m. Matilda, dau. 
of William Van Duyn ; and Lammatie, b. May 20, 1722, m. Luke Schenck . 
Rem Remsen of Bedford, son of Jeremias and Hyltje, had children ; Jeremiah, 
who was accidentally shot at Canarisie ; Fcmmesie or Pbtbt^ who m. Barrent 
Leflfcrts ; and Heyltje, who m. Samuel Verbryck of Rockland co. 

Coevorden is a fortified town on the " Kleine Vecht," with • haven, iCTcral 
manufactories, and 2,395 inhabitants in 1841. 



62 Third Generation. Descendants of 

those who signed the declaration against England, and took 
commissions under the Provincial Congress. 

After the battle of Long Island, like his neighbors, he 
took the oath of allegiance to his majesty of Great Britian. 

Nov. 25, 1783, Barrent Lefferts with other leading free- 
holders and inhabitants of Kings cc, united in an address 
congratulating Gen. Washington for the '* glorious and 
ever memorable era, of the sovereignty and independence 
of the United States of America." 

In 1796, as an elder he was one of the representatives 
of the classis of New York in the Particular Synod of the 
Reformed Dutch church. 

Issue : — 

100. I. Jannetie Leff'erti, b. Nov 13, 17158. 

101. II. Angeriietje Lefferts, b. May 1, 1761. 

102. ui. Femmetie Lefferts, b. July 24, 1764 

103. IV. "Jacobus Lefferts, b. Dec. 6, 1766. 

104. V. Rem Lefferts, b. Nov. 12, 1770. 
1.05. VI. J annetie Lefferts, b. Feb. 13, 1774. 

DESCENDANTS OF IS.-^AC LEFFERTS (8) AND 

HARMPJE. 

39. Leffert Lefferts, b. Feb. 20, 1723; d. Sept. 24, 
1800; m. April 18, 1747, £///Vor £A/V, dau.ofKarel Boerum' 
bap. Dec. 25, 1721, in New Utrecht. 

Occupied a farm in Flatbush on southwest side of the 
main road, between that of Jeremiah Vanderbilt and that of 
Garret L. Martense. 



' Eli'it Bocrum, was a descendant of tyillem Jacoh%tn Van Bocrum who with 
his son Jacob Ifilliamse emigrated from Amsterdam in 1649. Jacob fVHiiamit 
m, June 15, 16S4, Gecrtruyd Bcauvois, from Leyden,and was a farmer in New 
Letts. His children were, Johannes, William, Kartl, and Jacob and (sup.) 
Ary and Thomas. 

Kartl Boerum of Flatbush, m. Rebecca, dau. of Gerret Snedikcr d. 1763, 
and had issue, £/</«, bap. Dec. 25, 1721, Abraham, bap. April 8, 1728, Jacob 
and Garret. 



Isaac Lefferts. 63 

In 1748 and 1749, he was constable in Flatbush. 
Jan. 27, 1772, he advertised in the N. Y. Gazette and 
Mercury, for sale, a brick dwelling house and lot at Brook- 
lyn ferry, almost opposite the dwelling house of *' John 
Rapalje Esq.," the lot 28ft. iiin. front, with an average 
depth of 153 ft., 6 in., containing in addition to a 2^ story 
house, a bolting house and barn. Feb. 15, 1783, LefFerts 
and Van Nostrand's house and stable, at Brooklyn, were 
sold at auction, which may have been the above premises. 

During the battle of Long Island in the war of the Re- 
volution, his house with that of Jeremiah Vanderbilt on the 
west side, and that of Evert Hegeman on the east side 
of the road in the village, were as per Strong's Flatbush, 
burned down by the British, to prevent them being used by 
the American riflemen as a cover to fire from. 

His will is dated Sept. 2, 1800, pro. Mar. 16, 1801, and 
rec. in lib. i, p. 308, in ofF. of sur, of Kings co., the exe- 
cutors being his brother Hendrick, and nephew Isaac Lef- 
ferts, dau. Elsie, and son-in-law Michael Bergen. 

In 1 84 1, Leftert Bergen his grandson was appointed ad- 
ministrator with the will annexed, the executors being dead. 

Issue : — 

106. I. Rebecca Lefferts, b. June 17, and bap. July 3, 1754, at 
Jamaica. 

107. 11. Elsie Lefferts, b. Mar. 11, 1761. 

40. Hendrick Lefferts, b. July 5, 1725 ; d. Aug. 
26, 18 1 2. Resided at Jamaica, and signed his name " Hen- 
drick Leff^ertxe.'^ 

Sept. 9, 18 1 2, Michael Bergen, of Gowanus and Isaac 
Lefferts of Jamaica took out letters of administration on his 
estate, from which it may be inferred that he died unmarried 
and without issue. 

41. Isaac Lefferts, bap. Aug. 16, 1730; d. June 2 
1803, aged 72 yrs., 9 mo., 17 days; m. April 19, 1754, 



64 Third Generation. Descendants of 

Agnietje or Antie (sup.) dau. of Peter Lott', b. Oct. 18, 
1721 ; d. Sept. i^ 1811. 

Nov. 21, 1756, Isaac Lejferis and Agnietje his wife, were 
received as members of the R. D. church of Jamaica, and in 
1758, he was a member of the consistory. 

At a town meeting in Jamaica in 1772, Isaac Lefferti 
and Waters Smith were appointed a committee to sue tor 
and recover fines that may be incurred for breach of a cer- 
tain act of the Legislature made for the regulation of fences. 

In 1783 he was collector of taxes in Jamaica, and in 
1785 he was an elder in the Reformed Dutch church of 
that place, and represented said church in the general synod. 

His will is da. Nov. 10, 1800, pro. Dec. 30, 181 1, rec. 
lib. C, p. 188 off. of sur., of Queens CO., and in it he 
devises to his wife Agnes or Agnietje the use of all his real 
and personal estate during life; after her death to his sons Isaac 
and James. Bequeaths to his dau. Harmpie, wife of Jacob 
Concklin, and dau. Ida, each X250, making the same a 
charge on his real estate. 

He signed his name " Isaac Lejfertze." 

Issue : — 

108. I. Isaac Lefferts, h. 1756. 

109. u. James Lefferts, b. 1763. 

1 10. in. Harmpie Lefferts. 

111. IV. Ida Lefferts. 

42. Harmpje Lefferts, b. . . . ; d. . . . ; m 
Oct. 1766, Hendrick Suydam of Hallets Cove or Hurlgate, 
widower of Letitia Sebring ; Harmpje d. childless, and 
Hendrick after her death m. Aug. 3, 1770, Phebe Skidmore. 



• For an account of the Loit family see foot note on Maria Lott, wife of J»- 
cobua L. Lefferti (88). 



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Abraham Lefferts. 65 



DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM LEFFERTS (9) AND 
SARAH HOOGLAND. 

43. Elizabeth Lefferts, bap. Aug. i , 1 7 14, in N, Y. 
and d. young. 

44. Abraham Lefferts, bap. Sept. 25, 171 5, in N. Y. -, 
probably d. young, not being named in his father's will. 

45. Leffert Lefferts, bap. Dec. 18, 1716, in N. Y.^ 
probably d. young, not being named in his father's will. 

46. Dirck Lefferts, bap, April 26, 17 19, in N- Y. j 

d ; m. 1st, Nov. 7, 1745, Alletta Rutgers^^ 

of N. Y., ni. 2d, April 29, 1751, Anneke Provoost^^ m. 3d, 
Elsie orAitce^ dau. of Peter Kock, who joined the R. D. 
church of N. Y., on confession of faith, Feb. 28, 1753, 
and who was dead when her dau. Elsje was bap. in 1756. 

Dirck Lefferts was a merchant in the city of New York, 
and joined the R. D. church on confession of faith. May 



' AlUtta Rutgers, is a descendant of John Rutgers, a brewer of the city of New 
York, who had sons, Anthony, Jacobus and Harmanus. Anthony, about 1726, 
commenced his purchases of the diftercnt parts of the " Kalckhook," containing 
about 50 A. in the vicinity of Reed and Leonard streets. He also purchased the 
swamp and other lands in the vicinity extending to the East river, building his 
residence on the site of the late Hospital grounds on Broadway. Hcrmanus 
Rutgers, about 1728 and 1732, purchased land forming a farm on the East 
river north of Catherine street. 

" Anneke Provoott was a descendant of David Provoost, who was a trader of 
New Amsterdam, as early as June 6, 1639; Jan. 6, 1640, appointed com- 
missary of provisions ; April, 1642, commissary of Fort Good Hope ; in 1647, 
taught school in New Amsterdam ; in 1652, notary public, and one of the nine 
men J in 1654, scout of Breuckelen, Midwoud and Amcrsfoort ; and in 1655, 
clerk of the courts of the same towns. He m. Margaretta Gillis, dau. ofGillis 
Jansen Verbrugge and Barbara Schut, and d. Jan. 3, 1656, his wife surviving 
him. His children were : Margaret, David, Benjamin, Elias, Barbara, Samuel, 
Jonathan, Barbara and Giliis. 

9 



66 Third Generation. Descendants of 

23, 1739, of which church he was an elder in 1784, 1788 

and 1793. 

Dec. 7, 1 75 1, he advertised in the N. Y. Gazette, " to 
be sold cheap by Dirck Lcfferts living at Potbaker's Hill," 
rum and other liquors, all sorts of rigging, earthen ware, 
paper, duck, hardware, dry goods, etc., from which it is 
evident that New York merchants at that period, like 
country store keepers of the present day, kept a general 
assortment of goods. 

July 15, 1756, Dirck LcJfWts and Alice his wife, conveyed 
to Abraham Lefterts (his son), " all such lands, tenements, 
hereditaments and real and personal estate whatsoever, 
situate, lying and being in Pennsylvania or elsewhere (which 
was late of Peter Kock), which the said Dirck LefferU and 
Alice, his wife, are seised of or entitled to by reason of said 
Alice being one of the children of said Peter Kock, dec." 
July 16, of the same year Abraham conveyed the same pre- 
mises back to his father, thus changing the fee from the 
wife to the husband.' 

Oct. 23, 1758, Dirck LcjferU^ " house in Maiden Lane, 
direct up from the f^ly Market," advertises in the N. Y. 
Mercury, West Indiaand New York, distilled rum, molasses, 
wines, etc. 

Jan. 3, 1763, Dirck Leff'erti^ of Hanover square, adver- 
tises in the N. Y. Gazette, wines and other liquors for 
sale. 

Jan. 28, 1762, Dirck Leffcrts^ and Evert Byvanck adver- 
tise for sale in the N. Y. Post Boy, the farm of the estate 
of John Van Pelt, of Staten Island, containing about 83 
acres, with buildings, etc. 

Oct. 4, 1764, Dirck Leffcrts and James Dc Peyster were 
trustees for the creditors of Albertus Tiebout, of city of 
New York. 



'See vol. 16, p. 198 and 299 of Deeds, off. sec. of state, Albany. 



Abraham Lefferts. 67 

Dec. 23, 1769, he, with others, petitioned the governor 
for a patent for 24,000 acres on the west branch of the 
Hudson river, in which they set forth that the " petitioners 
had lately discovered a certain tract of land in the county of 
Albany, asyet unpurchased, of the native Indian proprietors.' 
On the 31st of July, 1772, Hendrick, alias Tayahansara, 
and other Indians, with the consent of Gov. Dunmore, for 
£100, conveyed said tract of 24,000 A. to the applicants who 
appear to have been : 

*' Nicholas C. Lowe, John Bergen, 

Philip Livingston, Simon Rcmsen, 

Hugh Gaine, Rem P. Rcmsen, 

limothy VVood, Henry Rcmsen, 

Edward Smith, Simon Bergen, 

Charles Morse, Peter Van Schaack, 

Samuel Bowyer, Gcrnrd Bancher, 

John Grumiy, Dirck Lefferts, 

John Bowles, Gerard G. Bcekman, 

Ben. I Johnson, William Butler, 

Maicom W. Isaacs, Robert Harding, 

Edmund Fanning, Isaac Low. 

The following are extracts from the Land Papers in the 
office of the secretary of state at Albany. 

Oct. 31, 1770, ^'' Dirck Lefferts" and his associates 
petitioned for leave to purchase six several tracts of land 
in the county of Albany, formerly prayed for.' 

March 4, 1771, *' Cornelius Tiebout, Dirck Lefferts^ and 
Cornelius Low " petitioned against granting Jessup's peti- 
tion, for land under water, in lot No. 8, of Cayaderosseras 
or Queensbury patent. March 19 -, they withdrew their 
objections, the application having been amended. 3 



' See vol. 26, p. 6z and 130, Land papers, off. lec. of ttate, Albany: also p. 
87, of the Bergen Genealogy, 
• Sec vol. xxTii, p. 117. 
3 " " xxTiii, p. 81, 100. 



68 Third Generation. Descendants of 

July 1 6, I77i> ''Simon Rcmscn, John Dc Lamater, 
Derick Lejferts and associates " exemplified a caveat, against 
granting letters patent for lands in the county of Ulster, 
petitioned for and advised to be granted to James Leadbettcr 
and his associates, until they are first heard.' 

Oct. lo, 1 77 1, "• Derik Lefferts'' petitioned for a grant 
of land, near the Shawangunlc mountains in the county of 
Ulster, formerly grarued to Abraham LefFerts dec'd, son of 
petitioner. Dec. 22, a return was made of the survey of 
this tract.' 

March 24, 1772, an agreement was entered into respecting 
the lands to be purchased ot the Indians for " Isaac Low, 
Dirck Lejferts^ Peter Remsen, Robt. Leake, Thomas 
Palmer and John Bergen. "3 

July, 1772, an Indian deed was executed to "Thomas 
Palmer, Isaac Low, Dirck LcjJ'crts^ Peter Remsen, Robert 
Leake and their associates for 133,000 acres of land lying 
on the west side of a branch of Hudson's rivei', adjoining a 
tract granted to Corn's Schuyler, and to another granted to 
John Glen.* 

April 7, 1784, a caveat was entered by '•^ Dirck Lefferts" 
and others, against granting lands within the bounds of a 
certain tract of 24,000 acres on the west branch of Hudson's 
river, beginning about half a mile above the big island, and 
running to the northwest corner of a patent granted to 
Cornelia Schuyler, to any person except to John Bergen 
and his associates in the Indian deed for the same.s 



•See vol. XXIX, p. 128. 
• *• •' XXX, p. aa, 63. 
s " " XLiii, p. 22. 
< " " XXXII, p. 4j. 
» " *' xxxTii, p. 14. 



Abraham Lefferts. 69 

Dec. 20, 1784, ''*■ Dirck Lefferts" and others filed a 
claim for lands.' 

Aug. 5, 1785, " Dlrck Lefferts" made an affidavit, re- 
specting his claim to a part of Palmer's purchase.' 

July 15, a certified copy of proceedings of the colonial 
council on the petition of*''- Dtrck Lefferts" and his associates, 
for land on the west side of the southwest hranch of 
Hudson's river, dated March 31, 1774, given. Also about 
the same date, a certified copy of an Indian deed to " Dirck 
Lefferts^ and others, of a tract of 157,000 acres of land on 
the west side of the west branch of Hudson's river, ex- 
cepting out of the bounds of said tract 24,000 acres granted 
to John Bergen, dated July, 1772.3 

March 11, 1786, the treasurers receipt to" Z)/rf-(Z,<r/f>r/j" 
is entered £112 13^^. consideration money, for 2,253 
acres of land surveyed and laid out for him in Bergen's 
purchase. On the 27 of Feb., of the same year a return 
of a survey of a tract of 722.^ acres of land in the county 
of Montgomery, being lot No. 4 of Bergen's purchase was 
made for him.* 

At the commencement of the Revolution, conceivinghim- 
self aggrieved he presented the following: — 

'* To the Deputies of the several Counties of the pro- 
vince of New York in the Honorable provincial Congress, 
or Committee of Safety of the said province. 

The memorial of Z)/rf^ Lefferts of the city of New York, 
Merchant Sheweth. 

That sometime in the month of February last past a party 
of the Minute Men of the County of West Chester under 



• See vol. xxxvi;, p. 68. 

* " " XLiii, p. 18, ai. 
s •• «• «« p, ao, ai. 
« " " XLi, p. 6i,;6a. 



JO Third Generation. Descendants of 

the Command of Colonel Drake came to the country house 
of your memorialist and upwards of thirty of them were 
quartered upon him at his house where he frequently fur- 
nished them with many necessaries and convenicncics, Viz' 
firewood, Vegatables, Cyder, etc. That the said men have 
Continued at his said house untill now, or very lately. 
That after they had been there for some time the said men 
by order of Engineer Smith (as he supposes) went upon the 
woodland of your memorialist, which he had purchased for 
his own particular use, to supply his Faniilv with firewood : 
and Cut down and destroyed a great part of the trees then 
growing on the said Land and almost entirely ruined the 
young wood there. And though the said wood may have 
been cut down to be used in building the Fort at Hoorns- 
hook (as your memorialist supposes it was) Yet as he has 
sustained great loss and been put to great expense by the 
said Men having been quartered upon him and having cut 
down and destroyed his wood whereby greater part of the 
Burthen hath fallen upon him than is his part in proportion 
with his fellow citizens He prays the Congress or Com- 
mittee of safety to take the Matter into their Consideration 
and to grant him such redress and Compensation as they in 
their discretion may think Reasonable and adequate to the 
Loss and damage he hath sustained." 

DtRCK Lefferts. 
May I, 1776. • 

By the N. Y. city directory a Dirck Lejferts resided in 
1787 at No. 28 Duke street, in 1789, 90, 91, 92, and 93 
at No. 21 Maiden Lane, and in 1798, at No. 65 Maiden 
Lane, who was probably the above Dirck, son of Abraham 
and Sarah. 

His will is da. Oct. 23, 1798 ; a first codicil, the same 
date; second codicil, Nov. 10, 1798 ; third codicil, Nov. 
18, 1798; and fourth codicil March 23, 1799, rec. in lib. 
42, p. 558, N. Y. sur. ofF. 



Abraham Lefferts. 71 

In it he devises his property to his dau.-in-law Effie Lef- 
ferts, and his grand children the children of his dau. Sarah 
I. Beekman. 

Issue ; — 

112. I. Sf}rah, bap. Aug. 31, 1746, in N. Y. : wit. Abraham 
Lefferts and Maria. 

113. II. Sarah, bap. Oct. 15, 1751, in N. Y. : wit. Abraham 
Lefferts and Anna Kock, maiden. 

114. III. Abraham, bap. Oct. 8, 1752, in N. Y. : wit. Peter 
Cloppcr and Elizabeth Lcfi^crts, his wife. 

115. IV. Putcr, bap. Nov. 7, 1753, '" N. Y. 

116. V. Sarah, bap. Aug. 18, 1756, in N. Y. 

47 Catharine Lefferts, b. . . . ; d. Dec. 4, 1766, 
m. June 3, 1758, Peter Luyster of Oysterbay, who d. Apl. 
18, 1772, and had several children. It is said that he settled 
in Pennsylvania. 

48. Elizabeth Lefferts, b ; d. . . . ; m. 

Peter Clapper ' as per her father's will, who was probably 
bap. in N. Y., Feb. 21, 17 18. Aug. 22, 1743, she joined 
the R. D. ch. of N. Y., on confession of faith, Clopper 
some 80 years ago was ranked among the most wealthy 
citizens of the city. 

Issue : — 
I. Cornelius Clopper, bap. Jan. 14, 1747, in N. Y. : wii. Cor- 
nelius Cloppcr and Margritjc his wife. 



' The Cloppcn were of Holland descent. In 1664, Cors. Jansc Clopper re- 
sided in the Smits valley now Willi.im st. In 1674, a Cors. Clopper resided on 
the west side of the present Pearl st., on the corner of Maiden Lane, where he 
carried on a successful business as blacksmith, receiving much patronage from 
the Long Island farmers when visiting the city, and at his death was estimated 
to be worth some i?io,ooo, a large sum for those days. His wife, Hielke Pieters 
(according to Valentine's Manual of 1855), was one of the notable women 
of the times, survived her husband, married Suert Olpherts, and died 
in 1700. In 1750, 3 Cors. Clopper, a real estate broker, resided in Broad St., 
near the Long bridge. See Valentine's Manuals of 1865, p. 747} 1866, p. 
648, etc. 



72 Third Generation. Descendants of 

n. Pieter Clapper, bap. Oct, 2, 1748,111 N. Y. : wif. Dirk 
LcfFcrts and Elizabeth Ten Eycic. 

III. Abraham Lefferts Clapper, bap. Nov. 5, 1749, in N. Y. ; 
wit. Abraham LcfFcrts and Catharine Grcvcraet ; d. young. 

IV. Sara Clapper, bap. June 19, 1751 in N. Y. : wit. Johannes 
Clopper and Elsje Koolc vvifc of Dirk LcfFcrts. 

V. Elizabeth Clapper, bap. Oct. 24, 1753, '" ^- ^•' *^* ^^^• 
1837, m. Rcynier Suydam of Red Hool(, Brooklyn. Suppose m. 
also Samuel Schuyler and had a son, Abm. LcfFcrts b. July 5, 1785, 
and bap. Aug. 5, 1785, in N. Y. 

VI. Pieter Clapper, bap. Sept. 17, 1755, in N. Y. 
vii. Catbiirine Clapper, bap. Feb. 8, 1758, in N. Y. 
Of tlie above children of Eli-zaheth Lejf'erts Elizabeth and 
Catharine Clopper were mentioned in her father's will. 



DESCENDANTS OF LEFFERT LEFFERTS (13) AND CA- 
TRYNTjE DORLANT. 

49. Abagail Lefferts, b. Oct. 6, 1725; d. Nov. 
25, 1760; m. 1st, April 14, 1742, Cornelius^ s. of Johannes 
Schenck of Bushwick, who d. Nov. 15, 1744, aged 20 
years ; m. 2d, April 26, 1 746, Nicholas^ s. of Jacobus Lef- 
ferts, her cousin. 

Issue : — 
I. Maryka or Mary Schenck, b. Jan. 27, 1743 ; d. about 
1772 or 3, m. July i, 1762, Rem A. Rcmsen, of Brooklyn. 
By second husband : 

II. Jannetie Lefferts, b. Sept. 13, 1747. 
HI. Catryna Lefferts, b. July 9, 1751. 

50. Mary A. Lefferts, b. April 17, 1728; d. July 4, 
1733, young. 



.* 



p 



Leffert Lefferts. 73 

51. Leffert Lefferts, b. Mar. 25, 1731 ; d. Dec. 
6^ 1778 ; m. Annatie or Anne Ditmas, ' b. Jan. 12, 1733, 
who d. 1794. 

Her will is da. July 20, 1 793, pro. Dec. 8, 1 794, rec. lib. 
I, p. 172, in Kings co. sur. oft",, in which she devises all her 
property to her dau. Catharine, and appoints her brother 
^'Ab"" Ditmass" and brother-in-law John Ryerson executors. 

March 7, 1768, Leffert Lefferts and Annatie his wife for 
£2160 \osh. sold the homestead farm in Bushwiclc, he in- 
herited from his father, containing 136 A., a lot of 10 A. 
of woodland in Newtown, a 15 A. lot of woodland 
in the same town and some salt meadows. This farm was 
located on the New Bushwiclc road, mainly in Bushwiclc, 
and partly in Brooklyn, and bounded S. £. by land of 



» Annatie Diimas, was a descendant of Jan Jansen from Ditmarsen in the 
Dutchy of Holstein, lometimes called (as per Rilcer's Newtown), Jan Jansen 
plat neus or flat nose, came to this country at an early period, and March 23, 
1647, obtained a patent for a farm at Dutch Kills, in Queens co. He m. 
Aaltje Douws or Douwesen, who after his death m. Teunis Jorisen Vander 
Veer in Zceland,and had children, jfan yanse, of Flatbush, b. about 1643, m. 

Adriaentje ; Douwe Jansen, of Flatbush, m. Sept. 22,1 688,Catharin« 

Lott; Reynier or Reyndert Janse of Flatbush, m. Lysbeth Van Rarestein. 

yan yanie Van Diimartcn, of Flatbush, 8. of Jan Janse and Aaltje, had 
children, Daiv, d. about 1755 ; Laurens, bap. April 25, 1680, m. Elizabeth 
Hegeman ; Johannes, m. Jannetje Remsen j and (>up.) Rebecca who in. 
Pieter Staats of Guwanus. 

/)<;«> Z)//miiri, of Jamaica, son of Jan Janse, and Adriaentje, had children, 
John; Peter; Dow ; Abraham, A. June 7, 1743, m. June 18. 1725, Bregie, 
dau. of Abram Remien, who d. Aug. 31, 1750; and Adriana, m. William 
Van Duyn. 

Abraham Ditmart of Jamaica, son of Dow and Catherine, had children, 
Catherine, b. June 21, 1727, m. ist, Stephen Remsen, m. 2d, Cristopher Cod- 
wise; Ann, b. Jan. 12, 1733, m. Leffert Lefferts; Dow, b. Aug. 24, 1735; 
and Abraham of Jamaica, b. Dec. 9, 1738. 

10 



74 Third Generation. Descendants of 

Johannes Duryce, S. W. by woodland of John Noortstrand 
and Jacob and Joris Remsen j S. by Joris Rcmsen \ and N. 
by Joris and Jacob Rcmsen, Cors. Duryee, Jacob De 
Bevois and the road leading to " Boswick," also by lands 
of Andrew Stockholm ; E'^ by said Stockholm, Ab'" Moli- 
naer ; and also N. by said Molinaer ; and E. by land of 
Jacob Duryee. (Deed on file in off. of reg. of Kings co.) 
These premises he mortgaged Aug. 21, 1766, for £500, to 
John Rierson Jr., of Brooklyn: see lib. i, p. 69 ofmort., 
King's CO. reg. off. 

Jan. 17, 1774, Jonathan Fish of N. Y. advertises in the 
N. Y. Mercury a farm of lOO A. for sale in Newtown, in 
the tenure of Leffert Lefferts^ withia a quarter of a mile of 
3 churches, having on said farm a cider mill, mill house, 
orchard, and 16 A. of hay land. Suppose this to be the 
Leffert Lefferts who m. Jnnatte Ditmas, and that he re- 
moved to this Newtown farm after selling his Bushwick 
one. 

Issue : — 

117. I. Catharine. 

118. 11. Leffert, hap. Nov. u, i 759, at Oystcrbay. 

52. Marya Lefferts, b. July 15, 1733 ; d. May 17, 
1737, young. 

53. Catryna Lefferts, b. April 9, 1736; d. Oct. 
29> »754. single. 

54. Marya Lefferts, b. July 26, 1741 ; d. . . .i 
m. Feb. 6, 1757, John Ryenon of the Wallabout, who d. 
Oct. 5, 1804. 

Issue :— r 

I. Elizabeth Ryersou, b. Feb. 2, 1758; d. . . . ; m. Oct. 
7i 1775, John Schcnck of Newtown. 



Leffert Lefferts. 75 

II. Catrina Ryrrson^ b. May ii, 1760; d. Sept. 2Z, 1762, 
young. 

III. Sara Ryerson, b, Aug. 23, 1762 ; d. . . . ; m. lulv 25, 
1778, Francis Rycrson, of Annapolis, Nova Scotia. 

IV. Martin Ryenon, b. Sept. 27, 1765 ; d. Jan. 17, 1815 ; its. 
Ann .... and resided at the Wallabout. 

V. Leffert Ryenon, b. Oct. 17, 1768 ; d. Feb. 3, 1821. . . ; 
m. June 14, 1780, Phebc Rcmsen, who d. Sept. 18, 1823. 

VI. John Ryersoti, b. June 9, 1773 ; d. Dec. 26, 1844, single. 

VII. Catharine Ryenon, b. June 24, 1779 ; d. April 18, 1869, 
m. April 17, 1800, John H. Lott of Flatlands Neck who d May 
28, 1821. 



FOURTH GENF.RATION. 

DESCENDANTS OF LEFFERT LEFFERTS (i6) OR LEF- 
FERSON AND J \NNETIE WILLIAMS AND MAR- 
GARET, OF MONMOUTH CO., N. J. 

57. Benjamin Lefferts, b. . . 1733; ^' • • 
single. Resided in Upper Freehold. 

The estate of a Benjamin Lejfferson^oi N. J., administered 
upon by James West, Feb. 25, 1 800 ; see book A, p. 40, in 
off. of sur. of Monmouth co. 

58. Garret Lefferts, b. . . . 1735 ; d. . . . 
single. Also resided in Upper Freehold, with his brother 
Benjamin. One of them was a tailor and the other a shoe- 
maker. 

59. Maria or Mary Lefferts, bap. May 22, 1737, 
at Marlborough ; d. Jan. 3, 1781 -, m. . . . Tobias 
Polhemus^, who d. March 18, 1779. 

His will is recorded in book 24, p. 100, in the off. of the 
sec. of state of N. J., froui which it appears that he was a 
resident of Upper Freehold, and that his children were : 
I. "John Polbemui. 
II. Nathnniel Polbemus, a capt. in the war of the Revolution. 

III. Joseph Polbemus. 

IV. Daniel Polbempj. 

V. Leffert Polbemus, a soldier in the war of the Revolution. 
VI. Hannah Polbemus. 



« Tobiai Polbemus was probdbly a son of Daniel, and a great grandson of the 
Re». Johannes Theodorus Polhemius, of Rings co., N. Y. 



Leffert Lefferts. 77 

VM. Partbena Polhemui. 
vm 'Jane Polhemus. 
IX Sarah Polhemus, b. . . ; d. . . ; m. Ort Barcaloo. 

X. Mary Polhemus. 

XI. Tobias Polhemus, a capt in tlic war of the Revolution. 
XII. Benjamin Polhemus. 

XIII. Arthur Polhemus. 

60. Aert or Arthur Lefferts, of Upper Freehold, 
N. J., bap. June 10, 1739, in Marlborough R. D. ch. ; 
d. . . 1803, single. Will da. Dec. 15, 1802, pro. Jan. 

25, 1803; ^^^- ''^' 4*^' P- ^^9' '" °^* o*^ sec. of state of 
N. J. Devises his property to his sisters Anne Van Cleef 
and Jane LefFerson, and brother, Okey Lefferson : also 
names his sister Mary Polhemus deceased, from which it is 
evident he had no children. 

61. Antje or Anne Lefferts, bap. April 26, 1741 
in Marlborough; d. . . ; m. June 18, 1765, Cornelius 
Fan Cleef^ bap. Dec. 16, 1 744. Removed to Ohio. 

Issue : — 

I. Benjamin Van Cleef, bap. May 8, 1 766, at Marlborough. 
If. Janneije Van Cleef, bap. Nov. 1, 1767, at Marlborough. 

62. Jane Lefferts, bap. Sept. 17, 1745, in Marl- 
borough ; d. May 3, 18 18, at her nephews, Ebenezer 
Conover ; not married. 

63. OuKEY or AuKE Lefferts, b. Nov. 8, 1747; d. 
June 29, 1809 -, m. Aug. 21, 1774, Sarah Schenci^, dau. 



» Sarab Schenciha descendant of Roe/of Martenien Scbenei,h. 1610; d. 1 704; 
m. itt, 1660, Neeltje dau. of Gerret Wolfersen Van Couwenhoven, bap. Sept. 
zo, 1 641, d. about 1671; m. id, 1675, Annatie, dau. of Picter Clanen 
Wyclcoff ; m. 3d, Nov. 19, 1688, Catharine Cregier, wld. of Stoffel Hoogland. 

He and his brother Jan Martensen Schenck emigrated in 1650, from tiic 
Netherlands } Jan. 19, 1661, he obtained a patent for twenty'thrcc morgem 



78 Fourth Generation. Descendants of 

of Garret Schenck and Nccltjc Voorhies, a son of Koert 
Schenck, b. Dec. 29, 1754, d. Nov. 19, 1802. 

In the war of the Revolution the name of " Oukcy Lef- 
fertsen" appears among the 436 residents of Monmouth co., 
who signed articles of agreement for the purpose of retaliat- 
ing on the tory marauding parties of the county. In 
1793, Ouke LefFerson from the classis of New Brunswick 
was a member of the General Synod of the R. D. ch. In 
1785, his name appears on the list of the ciders of the Free- 
hold and Middletown R. D. ch., and in 1787, as a deacon. 



(46 A.) in Amfrsfoort (Flatlands) ; /•-■•' 3, 1674, he bought of the heirs of 
Gerrct Lookermans 200 A. in Flatlands on the flats, and April zo, 1678, 
bought of his brother Jan Martcnsen one-half of the mill and island on wliich 
the mill is located in said town, lately known as Crookcs mill. His children 
were : — Martin Roelofsen, Annetjc Roelofsen, Jannctje Roclofscn.Marikc Roe- 
lofsen, Jan Roelofsen, Garret Roelofsen, Margaret Roelofsen, Necltje Roelofsen, 
Mayken Roelofsen, Sarah Roelofsen, Garret Roelofsen, (sup.) Willemtje 
Roelofsen, (sup.) Nelke Roelofsen. 

Garret Roelofsen, b. Oct. 9, 1671 ; d. Sept. 5, 1745 ; m. about 1693, Neeltje 
Coerten Van Voorhies, b. June 30, 1676, d. Aug. 4, 1750. He removed to 
N. J., in 1697, and settled at Marlborough, Monmouth co., his will being da. 
Jan. IZ, 1739, pro. Oct. 7, 1745, and rec. in lib. D, p. 376, rn off. of lec. of 
itate of N. J. His children were: — Rachel, Roelof, Garret, Aaltje, Antje, 
Necltje, Coert, Jan and Albert G., all of N. J. 

Coeri or Koert Gerritse, was b. 1700 or 1702 ; d. June », 1771 ; m. 
1715, Maria, Marike or Mary, dau. of Peter W. Couwenhovcn and Patience 
Daws, b. 1700, d. May 17, 1787. He resided at Marlborough, N. J., and had 
children : — Garret, Maria, Necltje, Petrus, Antje, all residents of N. J., and 
William, who settled in Ohio. 

Garret Schenck, bap. Sept. i or ii, 1725 ; m. Oct. 19, 1744, NeeJtje Voor- 
hies, resided in N. J., and had children: — Johannes, Maria, Coert, Peter, 
Sarabf bap. Jan. 16, 1755, who m. Auke LefTerts ; Antje, and Garret. 



Leffert Lefferts. 



79 



He resided on a farm, about i^ miles south of Freehold. 
Issue : — 

12. I. Margaret, b. May 28, 1775. 

13. II. £/irtf«(7r or AV//^, b. Sept. 21, 1777. 

14. III. Leffert, b. July 4, 1779- 

15. IV. Benjamin, b. Jan. 3, 1781. 

16. V. Jane ox Jenny, b. April 15, 1782. 

17. VI. Mary, b. Nov. 19, 1784. 

18. VII. Arthur, b. Dec. 12, 1787. 

19. VIII. Anna, b. Sept. 30, 1790. 

20. IX. Garret, b. May 15, 1793. 



DESCENDANTS OF PETER LEFFERTS (21) OR 
LEFFERSON, OF MONiMOUTH CO., N. J., 
AND MARIA VAN MATER. 

64. Mary or Maria Lefferts, bap. Aug. 3, 1760 ; 
d ; m. Nov. I I, 1778, Barent Smock of N. J. 

65. Krynjans Lefferts of N. J., bap. Feb. 14, 1762. 
No further trace. 

66. John Leffrts, of N. J. The estate of a John 
LclTerson of N. J., administered upon Dec. 19, 1836. 

67. Leffert Lefferts of N. J. No further trace. 



DESCENDANTS OF LEFFERT LEFFERTS (22) 
AND ANTIE VANDERBILT OF PENNSYL- 
VANIA. . . 

68. Peter Lefferts, b. June 11, 1739; d. Jan. 19, 
1823; "^' J^"' ^'» ^ll^t Lamitie or Lammetje Van Ars- 
dalen, b. April 2, 1748, d. Jan. 25, 1823. Farmer in 
Buck's CO. Peter, while fighting for the liberty of his 
country in the revolutionary war, was taken prisoner by 



8o Fourth Generation. Descendants of 

the British. His wife, Lamitie rode on horseback a long 
distance to the prison with provisions for him, passing by 
the army of the enemy that lay encamped in the vicinity, 
the soldiers of which at almost every step threatening to 
shoot her, saying as they pointed their bayonets at her, 
*' let's shoot her." 

Some of his children were bap. in the R. D. ch. of North 
and Southampton : all the other baptisms of the descend- 
ants of Lcft'ertL cffcrtse (22) herein entered as baptized were 
baptized in the same church. 

Peter Lefferti is registered in 1782, as of Newtown, 
Buck's CO., and as the owner of 2 slaves. His will is dated 
Jan. 1, 1822, and recorded in Buck's co.. Pa. 

Issue : — 

121. I- Annatie, bap. Aug. 6, 1771. 

122. II. Elizabeth, bap. Aug. 7, 1773. 

123. in. Spie, bap. Mar. 31, 1776. 

124. IV. Adrianna, bap. Oct. 25, 1778. 

125. V. John. 

126. VI. Peter, h. Aug. 24, 1784. 

127. VII. Mary M(igdnte'ie,\idL^. Sept. 30, 1787. 

128. VIII. Leffert, b. 1787. 

129. IX. Simeon, bap. Oct. 21, 1796. 

69. Ida Lefferts, b ; d ; m. . . . 

Isaac Bennet^ and is said to have settled in the west. 

70. Art, Aares, or Arthur Leffets, bap. Dec. 11, 

174.2; d ; m. Feb. 18, 1767, Adriaentje Van 

Aenalen or Van Aersdalen, resided near Richboro, in 
Buck's CO., Penn., a farmer, and in 1780 was a deacon in 
Northampton and Southampton, R. D. church, the Rev. 
Matthias Leydc ' l>cing the pastor. In 1782, he was regis- 
tered as of Northampton and as the owner of 3 slaves. In 
addition to farming, he carried on a tannery and shoemak- 
t ng. 

'Rev. M. Leydt studied under Livingston, and wai licensed in 1778. 



Leffert Lefferts. 8 1 

Issue : — 

130. I. Leffert, bap April, 1768. 

131. II. Elixabetl), bap. March 18, 1 770. 

132. III. Jan or "John, bap. Dec. 9, 1779. 

133. IV. Simon. 

134. V. Arthur, ^> 

71. Leffert Lefferts, of Buck's CO., b. Aug. 21, 1745, , '>^^ 

d i m. Feb. 8, 1778, to Annatjt or Nancy^ dau, of" 

Rev. Jonathan Dubois, b. Sept. 19, 1752, by the Rev. Wm. 
Schenclc. June 9, 1783, he was chosen church master in 
the Northampton and Southampton R. D. church, in place 
of John Stevens. 

Issue : — 

'35- '• 'Jonathan, b. Feb. 7, 1779. 

136. II. Leffert, b. Aug. 17 17S0; 

137. III. Hellen, b. Aug. 2, 1782. 

138. IV. Anna, b. May 7, 1786. 

139. V. Isnae, b. July 3, 1788. 

140. VI. Hellen, b. Aug. i, 1790. 

141. VII. Arthur, b. Aug. 8, 1793. 

72. Jan Lefferts, bap. Oct. 15, 1752 ; was a soldier 
in the revolutionary war, and d. without issue, at his resi- 
dence, of camp fever. 

73. Abraham Lefferts of Bucks co., b. Feb. 17, 
1754; d. Jan. 8, 1819. . . . ; m. ist, about lyS^^Attie^ 
Alice or Elsie Fan Aersdalen ; m. 2d, prior to 1788, Margaret 
Fan Aersdalen., b. Feb. 9, 176 1 ; d. Aug. 4, 1831: occupied 
and owned a farm at first of 115 A. at Southampton, to 
which he added 30 A. 

Issue : — 

142. I.John, b. Mar. 14, 1 784. 

143. II. Attie ox Aliee. 

144. III. Simon, b. 1788. 

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82 Fourth Generation. Descendants of 

145. IV. Abraham, bap. May 14, 1796. 

146. V. James, bap. Nov. 26, 1797. 

147. VI. Ann, bap. Nov. 30, 1800. 

148. VII. Attie or Alice. 

74. Cynthia or Sytie Lefferts, bap. July 18, 
1756; d. . . . ; m. Dec. 24, 1778, Abram Dubois of 
Bucks CO., by the Rev. Wm. Schenclc.' 

Issue : — 

I. Antie Dubois, bap. April, 1780. 

II. Cat-j Dubois, bap. Dec. 10, 1781. 

III. "Jonathan Dubois, bap. May 30, 1784. 

V. Helena Dubois, bap. June 10, 1787; m. Dec. 23, 1804, 
John Lefferts. 

VI. Ann Dubois. 

VII. Sarah Dubois. 

VIII. Mary Dubois. 

75. Jacobus or James Lefferts of Bucks co., bap. 
Aug. 24, 1760 ; d. . . . ; m. . . . Elizabeth Knight.* 

Issue : — 

149. I. A/^ry, bap. June 8, 1788. 

150. II. Charles. 

151. III. Simon. 

152. IV. Eliza Benoni, bap. Nov. 27, 1803. 

153. V. Susanna, bap. July 11, 1808. 



' Rev. fVi/iiam Schcnck, a graduate of Princeton, was licensed by the Presbytery 
of New Brunswick in 1770, was pastor of a Presbyterian church in Albany, 
from 1772 to 1777, of the Reformed Dutch church of North and South Hamp- 
ton in Bucics CO , Pa., until 1779, when he removed to Pittsgrove, Salem co., 
N. J. In 1793 he removed to Huntington, L. I., and was pastor of the Pres- 
byteriai church there, and continued until 1817, when he removed to Franklin, 
Ohio. He is the grandfather of Genl. R. C. Schenck, late U. S. minister to 
England. 

» Eliv-ahetb Knigbth a descendant of Giles and Mary Knight who emigrated 
from Gloucestershire, England, in 16S2, and had 19 children. His son Joseph 
settled in Bcnsalem. See p. 87 of Davis's Bucks Co. 



/ 



Jan Lefferts. 83 



DESCENDANTS OF JAN LEFFERTS (23) AND SARAH 
MARTENSE/OF FLATBUSH. 

76. Seytie Lefferts, b. Sept. 14,' 1748; d. Nov. 7, 
1750. 

77. Garret Lefferts, b. Feb. 28, 1750 ; d. May 
14, 1773, without issue; m. March 11, 1772, EUzcheth^ 
dau. of Baltus Van Kleck. His name appears on a list of 
the freemen in the city of New York in 1769, as a ** shop 
keeper," or merchant. 

His will da. March 3, 1773, P''°- J""^ 5> '■773i ^^^- ''^• 
28, p. 457, in the sur. off. N. Y., in which he appoints his 
father John Lefferts, his father-in-law Baltus Van Kleek, 
and John McKessen, executors. In it he directs his estate 
to be sold, the proceeds invested, and the interest paid to 
his wife during her widowhood ; after which to be equally 
divided between his brothers, Peter and John, and sister 
Eyda. His widow after his death married Nov. 28, 1775, 
Martin W. Wiltsie. 

78. Yda Lefferts, b.Sept. 15, 1751; d. Dec. 2d, 1777 ; 
m. June 18, 1773, ^^'"i s. of John Cowenhoven of Brook- 
lyn. Rem Couwenhoven^ m. 1st, Magdalene V'echten, by 
whom several children, and d. Jan. 14, 1783. 

Issue : — 

I. S/jrnb Couwfnboven, b Jan. 28, 1775 ; d. . . ; m. 
John Lefferts, of Bedford, s. of LcfFert. 

79. Peter Lefferts, b. Dec. 27, 1753; d. Oct. 7, 
1791 ; m. ist. May 1 3, 1775, Jannetie^ dau. of Jacobus 
Lefferts and Catharina Vanderveer, of Flatbush, his cousin, 
b. May 13, i753> d- Feb. 21, 1783; m. 2d, June 17, 
1784, Femmetiey dau. of Evert Hegeman, and Seytie Suy- 



84 Fourth Generation. Descendants of 

dam,' of Flatbush, b. May 3, i 753, d. Aug. 5, 1847, owned 
and occupied the extensive tract in Flatbush lately held by 
his grandson the present John Lcffcrts. 

March II, 1776, the name of Lieut. Peter Lejferts of Fht- 
bush,appearson the list ofihose returned by Col. R. Van Brunt 
who refused to enter voluntarily in the service of the pro- 
vincial congress to fight for independence. He however 
appears soon to have changed his views, for in April of the 
same year, his name appears as first licut. of the Flatbush 
militia company on the list of those who signed the de- 
claration for resistance and had taken their commissions. 

Peter Lejferts was elected one of the two delegates from 
Kings CO., to the convention which met at Poughkeepsie, 
on the 27th of June, 1778, to adopt the constitution of the 
United States. 



' E-vcrt Hc^eman wa3 a descendant of j^dnaen He^cman referred to in the 
foot note under Auke LefTcrts (3) herein previously inserted. 

Mriaen had issue: — jfosepb, Hcndricus, Jacobus, Abraham, Denyse or 
Dennis, Isaac, Benjamin, Elizabeth and John. 

Joseph settled in New Lotts, m. Oct. zi, 1677, Fcmmetjc, dau. of Rem 
Jansen Vanderbcek and Jannetje Joris Rapalie of New Albany, b. Aug. i, 
1657. He immigrated with his father from Amsterdam, resided in Flatbush 
as early as 1658, was at one period member of assembly for Kings co., and d. 
about 1725. His children were : — Elbert of New Lotts who m. Maritje Ra- 
palie of Brooklyn ; Catharine who m. Tunis Bogaert and settled on Statcn 
Island; Jannetje who m. Capt. Cornelis Hoogland; (sup.) Peter of Oysterbay 
who m. 1st, Anna Hoogland, and 2d, Magdalen . . . ; AdriaenofNew 
Lotts who (sup.) m. Marytje or Femmctje Schenck; Elizabeth, who m. 
Lourens Ditmars; Rem of Flatbush ; (sup.) Neeltjc, who m. Court Van Voor- 
hies of Jamaica and Gravesend ; Joseph of Jam.iica, m. Adriacntje Van Wyck ; 
and Francis of New Lotts, m. Antje Ruard or Recard. 

Rem of Flatbush, bap. Feb. 8, 1685, d. . . . ; m. May 6, 1715, 
Peternella dau. of Evert Janse Van Wicklen, of New Lotts. In 1724, he 
w»i a freeholder of Brooklyn, and his willisda. May 19, 1759, pro, April 6,1767 
and rec. in N. Y. tur.off. Lib. 25, p. 450. His children were : — Evert; Rem, bap. 



Jan Lefferts. 85 

Petsr Lefferts was one of the first trustees of the Reformed 
Protestant Dutch church of Flatbush, elected on its in- 
corporation, Jan. 17, 1785, and also one of those who as- 
sociated together in 1786, for the establishment of an 
academy, towards which he subscribed £60, and of which 
on its incorporation under the name of Erasmus Hall, Nov. 
20, 1787, he was one of the trustees. 

On the landing of the British at Bath on the 22d of Aug., 
1776, the American riflemen on the approach of their in- 
vaders towards the evening set fire to many stacks of grain 
in the northern part of Flatbush, and also fired the house 
of Peter Lefferts as per Strong's Flatbush. 

April 18, 1775, Peter Z-^^^t/j appears on the slave census 
as the owner of negro slaves, Ben, Dyna and Isabel. On 
an assessment roll of Flatbush prior to this date he is en- 
tered as the owner of 142 acres, 4 slaves, 4 horses and 15 
cattle. 

May 8, 1785, Peter Cornell and Nelly his wife, and 
Gertie Hegeman (said Nelly and Gertie and also Fcm- 
metje wife of said Peter Lefferts being the children and 
heirs of Evert Hegeman deceased) for £1666, \yh. 4<^., 



Aug. II, 1728, d. about 1751, m. ist, Nov. 10, 1743, Sarah Berrian, m. ad, 
(sup.) 1748, Gecrtruy Benham : Metje, bap. Nov. a, 1718, m. Adrian Cornell, 
of Bucks CO., Penn. ; and Femmetje, bap. April 25 or 29, 1725, and m. John 
Suydam of Newtown. 

Evert, of Flatlands and of Flatbush, b. June 14 or 20, 1720; d. Oct. 20 
or 27, 1779; m. Nov, 17, 1750, Scytje Suydam, of Flatlands, b. Sept. 28, 
1725, d. July 11,1802: May 2d, 1815, John Lefferts administered on his 
estate. His children were : — Peternelletje, bap. Jan. 10, 1750, d. an infant ; 
Peternclletje, b. June 5, 1752, m. Oct. 1768, Peter Cornell and settled in 
Bucks CO., Penn. ; Gertrude, b. Dec. 31, 1757. d. Jan. 30, 1832, single; and 
Femmtijt, b. Jan. 30, 1760, m. Peier Ltffertt. E-veri owned the farm in 
Flatbush late of the heirs of Isaac Cortelyou dec. and the southerly portion of 
the farm of John Lefferts. 



86 Fourth Generation. Descendants of 

conveyed to Peter Lefferts^ their share in Evert Hegeman's 
farm in Flatbush of about lOO A., Bounded W'y by the 
road from Flatbush to Brooklyn ; S'^ by land of said 
Peter Lejferts ; E'^ by woodland of said Peter LefFerts ; 
N'y by hind of Ab"" Van Sicklen, land of Leffert Lef- 
ferts, land of said Peter Lejferts^ and the Brooklyn patent. 
This appears to be the southerly half of the homestead 
farm of John son of said Peter Lcjferts^ the remainder 
being, that late of the heirs of Isaac Cortcleyou deceased. 

In 1791, according to the N. Y. civil list, Peter Lcjferts 
was a member of the senate for the southern district of 
New York. 

From 1784 to 1792, he was one of the judges of the 
Court of Sessions and Common Pleas of the county, 
Johannes E. Lott, in 1784, being first judge. 

Peter Lejfferts's will is dated Aug. 8, 1791, rec. in lib. 1, 
p. 91, in King's co., sur. oft. The inventory of his per- 
sonal estate amounted to X2553 bsh, bd.^ and his execu- 
tors were his brother-in-law, Peter J. Schenck, and his 
cousins Rem Van Pelt, and Rem Hegeman ; he devises to his 
wife Femmetje the use of his property during widowhood 
or life, to his son John the homestead he inherited from 
his father with woodland, to his dau. Catharine tlie farm 
woodland and salt meadows he purchased of John Hege- 
man and Brooklyn woodland. John to pay a legacy of 
Xiooo to his sister Seytie, and Catharine to pay her X200. 

The following obituary is copied from Gaines's N. Y. 
Mercury of Oct. 12, 1791. " Died Fryday 7''' at his seat 
at Flatbush, after a tedious consumption, Peter Lefterts 
Esq. He had not attained his 40'*' year when the grim 
monster summoned him home. He has held several posts 
of honor in the State and was Judge of Common Pleas at 
his death. He was ever esteemed as a staunch friend of 
the liberties of his country, a benevolent man, tender and 
affectionate father and husband." 



Jan Lefferts. 87 

Issue by ist wife: — 

154. I. Catryna, b. May 1 6, 1776. 

155. II. Jan, b. Nov. 29, 1778. 
ii;6. III. Sarah, b. Jan. 11, 1782. 

By id wife: — 

157. IV. John, b. Dec. 14, 1785. 

158. V. Seytif,h. March 15, 1791. 

80. John Lefferts, b. Dec. 10, 1756; d. Oct. 28, 
1776, single. Was town clerk of Flatbush, from 1773 to 
1776. 

81. Sarah Lefferts (dau. of Lammetje Vanderbilt) 
b. March 9, 1766 : d. April 6, 1848 ; m. Dec. 14, 1789, 
Peter T. Schenck^ of Bushwick, widower of Sarah Vechte, 
b. Aug. 29, or Oct. 22, 1752, d. Dec. 31, 4808. 

Issue : — 

I. Catharine Schcnrk, b. Dec. 20, 1790 ; d. July 6, 1838. 

II. John L. Scbenek, b. June 22, 1792, single and a merchant 
in N. Y. 

III. Peter P. Schenck, b. Dec. 28, 1793 ; d. Oct. 6, 1832. 

IV. Teunis Vechte Schenck, b. Feb. 24, 1796; d. Aug. 20, 
1796. 

V. Garret Schenck, b. Aug. 17, 1797 ; d. April 9, 1853; 
merchant in N. Y. Single. 

VI. Sarah Schenck, b. Aug. ii, 1799 ; m. John Redfield. 

VII. Cornelius Schenck, b. Dec 25, 1801 ; d. May 29, 1870, 
at San Francisco ; m. 1848, Elizabeth Tuthill. 

VIII. Henry Wyckoff Schenck, b. Nov. 6, 1803. 

IX. Abraham Schenck, b. April 6, 1805 ; d. Oct. 24, 1805. 

X. Lefferts Schenck, b. Feb. 5, 1807 ; d. June 7, 1843, 
single. 

XI. Teunis Schenck, b. June 28, 1809; d. at sea off Mexico, 
1842, single. 

82. Abagail Lefferts, bap. June 12, 1768 ; d. young. 



88 Fourth Generation. Descendants of 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOBUS LEFFERTS (27) AND 
CATHERINE VANDERBILT OF FLATBUSH. 

83. Ida Lefferts, b. Feb. 3, 1743; d. March 4, 
1744. 

84. Ida Lefferts, b. Jan. 26, 1745; d. July 2, 
1828 ; m. Nov. 24, i-jbj^Rem Fan P^//, a farmer of New • 
Utrecht, b. April 17, 1738, d. March 18, 1829. 

Issue : — 

I. Geerlje Van Pelt, b. April 30, 1770; d. Sept. 8, 1796 ; m. 
Nov. 6, 1788, llendrick Suydam, s, of Lambert of Bedford, and had 
a son Lambert Suydam, whom. Wilhelmina,dau. of Winant Bcnnct, 
of New Utrecht. 

II. Jacoi Fan Pelt, farmer of New Utrecht, b. March 10, 1774, 
d. Oct. 16, 1827 ; m. Aug. 19, 1802, Maritie, dau. of Johannes 
Lott, of Flatbush, b. Oct. 10, 1781, and d. Oct. 3, 1852. Had 
children, Gertrude Fan Pelt, b. Sept, 22, 1804, and d. Nov. 5, 
1857, single ; and John L. Fan Pelt, of N. U., b. Aug. i, 1806, 
m. Dec. 17, 1834, Anna Maria, dau. of Timothy Cortelyou. 

85. Garret Lefferts, b. Jan. 19, 1748; d. Oct. 
30, 1752. 

86. Pieter Lefferts, b. July 19, 1750; d. April 3, 
1759- 

87. Jannetie Lefferts, b. May 3, 1753; d. Feb. 
21, 1783; m. May 13, 1775, Pieter Z^^r/f, of Flatbush. 

Issue : — 

I. Catryna, h. May 16, 1776. 
a. Jan, b. Nov. 28, 1778; d. Feb. 14, 1779. 
III. Sarah, h. Jan. n, 1782; d. July 16, 1782. 

88. Gerret Lefferts, b. Feb. 2, 1756 ; d. Dec. 22, 
1758. 



Jacobus Lefferts. 89. 

89. Abagail Lefferts, b. Jan. 12, 1759; d. Aug. 
31, 1847 » ^' J^"' ^9-> ^7^°> Bateman Loyd^ of Flatbush, 
b. Aug. 28, 1756 ; d. May 5, 1814, who kept a store in 
the village of Flatbush, on the homestead of his father-in- 
law, having built a new one in 1806. 

Issue : — 

I. Catharine Loyd, b. Oct. 16, 1780 ; d. March 10, 1856 ; m. 
Sept. 24, 1801, George A. Duryee, b. Aug. i, 1769; d. March 
18, 1824, and had issue : Ellen Nagcl Duryee, b. July 21, 1802, 
d. April 20, 1868; single. For many years taught a select female 
school in Flatbush. 

II. Harriet Lydia Loyd, b. Nov. 14, 1782 ; d. April 5, 1783. 
HI. Lcffert Loyd, b. Dec. 29, 1783 ; d. Feb. 4, 1784. 

IV. Lydia Loyd, b. Nov. 20, 1785 ; d. April 17, 1865 ; m. 
Jan. 17, 1805, 'Jeremiah Lott, of Flatbush, b. Oct. 14, 1776; d. 
Aug. 16, 1861, and had children: Catharine Lott, b. Oct. 37, 
1807, who m. Feb. 16, 1829, Hon. John A. Lott of Flatbush, and 
Abby Lefferts Lott, b. April 12, 1811, who m. Oct. 13, 1830, Dr. 
John B. Zabriskie of the same place. 

V. Lefferts Ware Loyd, b. Feb. 4, 1788 ; d. Jan. ig, 1841 ; 
m. Dec. 29, 1810, Sarah Franklin, b. June 29, 1796, d. Aug. 
25, 1832, and had children among whom were : Jane Lefferts 
Lcyd, b. June 10, 181 1 ; Bateman Loyd,h. Aug. 25, 1812, m. 
Dec. 20, 1830. Mary Frank/in Loyd, b. July 7, 1814 ; d. Jan. 

10, 1816 ; John Frank/in Loyd, h. Oct. 17, 1816 ; m , 

1835, and resides in Brooklyn'; Walter Frank- 
lin Loyd, b. Aug. 15, 1818, resides in Florida ; Catherine Loyd, 
b. July 22, 1820 ; d. Oct. . . . 1854 ; Mary Elizabeth Loyd, b. 
May 25, 1830, d. April 25, 1831. April 4, 1741, John F. 
Loyd took out letters of administration on the estate of his father. 

VI. Abagail Loyd, b. Feb. 15, 1792 ; d. Feb. 12, 1822, single. 
VII. James Loyd, b. April 8, 1796 ; d. Jan. 18, 1797- 

90 Adriantje Lefferts, b. May 3, 1761, d. May 

2» ^773 » young. 

91. PiETER Lefferts, b. Oct. 11, 1762 ; d. Oct. 20, 
1767. 

12 • 



9© Fourth Generation. Descendants of 



DESCENDANTS OF NICHOLAS LEFFERTS (32) AND 
ABAGAIL LEFFERTS, OF BUSHWICK. 

93. Jannetie Lefferts, b. Sept. 13, 1747; d. April 
19, 1772 i m. Nov. . . 1766, ^acob Sebring^ and had 

Issue: — 

Jbby Sel/ring, who m. Jacob Wilkins, Jr., of the city of N. 
Y., and receipted in Nov. 1793, to ihc executors lor inoncys of 
ihc estate ot her father. 

94 Catryna Lefferts, b. July 9, 1751 ; d. Sept. 18, 
1754, young. 



DESCENDANTS OF LKFFERT LEFFERTS (35) AND 
DORO ITIY COWENHOVEN OF BEDFORD. 

95. Jacobus L. Lefferts, b. Aug. 9, 1757 ; d. Sept. 4, 
1799; m. Aug. 7, 1780, AJaria\ dau. and only child of 
John or Johannes Lott and Altie Rapalje, grand dau. of Joris 
Lett and Maria Van Brunt, and great grand dau. ofRutgeri 



' Maria Lott is a descendant of" " Peter Lot " or " Peter Lodt " as written by 
liimself, who emigrated from the Netherlands in 1652, and settled in Flatbush 
or Midwuud, where he obtained, Jan. 23d, 1662, a patent for 32 morgens of 
land, and of which town he was one of the patentees named in Gov. Dongan's 
patent of 1685. His wife's name was Gertrude, and shed, in 1704. His 
children were: lingelbert of Flatbush, b. Dec. 1654; d. Apl. 30, 1730; m. 
Oct. 27, 1678, Cornelia Uc La Noy : Catrina or Katrina, m. Sept. 22, 16S7, 

Douwc Jan^en Van Ditmarsen of Flatbush : Peter, m. Sarah 1 

Abraham, m. Gcrtyc : and lloiiiriii of Jamaica, who m. Catryna 

(fcup.) Dc Wit, b. May 10, 1654, alive in 1701 : and Johannes who m. Antje 

Rapalje. « 

Heiuiricl, 8. of Peter and Gertrude Lott resided in Flatbush as late as 1687, 

aftei which he removed to Jamaica. He also bought land near Millstone, N. 

J., in 1701. Issue : — Uority, b. Dec. 14, 1666 ; Gcertruy, b. May 4, 1688 ; 

Pietcr, b. Mar. 1, 1691 j Joluinnei of Flatbush, b. May nth, 1692, d. Apl. 

8> iTTSi *" i MarLi, b. Oct. 30, 1693; and (sup.) Anlie, b. Aug. 

13, 1696. 



Leffert Lefferts. 91 

Van Brunt and Jannctie Van Dyck of New Utrecht, b. 
Oct. II, 1762, d. Aug. 30, 1786, aged 24 years. Joris 
Lott d. Aug. 26, 1762, and John his son died a few days 
before his father leaving his dau. Maria in the care of her 
mother Aeltje Rapalje, who after John's death m. Isaac 
Cortelyou of New Utrecht. 

The following notice of the marriage appeared in the N. 
Y. Mercury of Aug. 14, 1780: "Last Monday Mr. 
'Jacohtis L, Lejferts of this city, merchant, was married to 
Miss Maria Lott, daughter of the late Mr. Lott, of Long 
Island ; a young lady of great beauty and merit, with a large 
fortune." 

At the time ofhis marriage, from advertisementsof that and 
previous dates in the N. Y. Mercury, he was a dealer in 
liquors and groceries at a store in Water street, between Burl- 
ing slip and the Fly market. He afterwards removed to New 
Utrecht and resided on the large farm which Rutgert Van 
Brunt devised to his dau. Maria, and which was inherited 
by Maria Lott, Jacobus's wife. 

He held the office of surrogate of the county from June 
iith, 1793, until 1800, his predecessor being Johannes E. 



Jobannes of FUtlands, s. of Hendrick and Catryna, had issue: Hendrick I., 
of New Jamaica, b. Nov. 7, I7«5; yorii or George, of New Utrecht, b. Oct. 
3, 1717, d. Aug. 26th, 1762, tn. Apl. . . .1737, Maria, dau. of Rutgert Van 
Brunt (known as " Ryke Bood," rich brother) who d. in 1764; Katrina, b. 
Oct 21, 1719; Johannes of New Lotts, b. Dec. 31, 1721 ; Maria, b. M.ir. 7, 
1721 j Petrus of Flatlands, b. Nov. 20, 1723; Nicklaes, b. May 6, 1726, and 
d. younx; Nicklaes, b. Sept. 13, 1728; Nieltien, b. Nov. 13, 1730; Folkcrt, 
b. Oct. 5, 1732; Antic, b. Mar. 19, 1737 ; Doritie, b, Apl. lO, 17405 Jeromut 
of Flatlands, b. June 26, 1743- 

Jorii or George, 1. of Johannes of Flatlands, had issue : John or Johannet, 

bap. Feb. 19, 1738, d 1762, m 1762, Altie Rapalje, who 

after his death m. 2d in 1766, Isaac Cortelyou ; and Jannctie, b. Jan. 14, 
1745, d. 1817; m. Sept. 24, 1763, Nicholas Cowenhovcn of N. U. John 
or Johanntt, 1. of Joris and Maria, had issue •. Maria^ b. Oct. li, 1762. 



92 Fourth Gfnfration. Descendants of 

Lott and his successor William Livingston. On the lists of 
surrogates in N. Y. civil list his name is erroneously entered 
"James LefFerts." 

Issue : — 

159. I. John L Lffffrti, b. Oct. 20, 1 781. 

160. II. Lcffert I. Lcfferts, b. Nov. 6, 1783. 

161. Ml. Mtirir. Lott Lcfferts, b. Aug. 20, 1786. 

96. Catharine Lefferts, b. July 30, 1759 ; d. Apl. 
17? ^7^3? single, by an accidental discharge of a holster 
pistol she was placing on the top of a closet out of the reach 
of children. 

Gaines's Gazette of April 28, 1783, says : " Last Thurs- 
day, Catharine^ dau. of Leffert Lefferts Esq. in Bedford, a 
very amiable and accomplished young lady, having observed 
to her mother that a loaded pistol left by a drover, who had 
been watching his cattle with it the preceding night, upon 
a chest of drawers, was rather dangerously placed, and that 
some of the children might get hurt by it, proceeded to 
remove and put it in a holster that hung close by ; but in 
the operation the pistol discharged, the shot went through 
her body, and she expired immediately. 

ELEGY. 

What doleful tidings, in my car they ring, 

The maid I love, is she for ever gone ? 

Alas, 'tis true I her funeral dirge they sing i 

In rueful notes, her hapless end bemoan. 
****** * 

No consolation can this world now yield, 

No pleasing prospect can my cares beguile ; 
The bloom of flowers, nor verdure of the fields, 

Her presence only, could make all things smile. 
Accursed pistol, by some demon primed. 

Malignant to the gem the world contained. 
Wast thou by dire explosion thus ill timed, 

To rob the world of excellence, ordained? 



Leffert Lefferts. 93 

No more shall Cath'rine rise upon my sight, 

Like eastern Sol, in her own beauty's light; 
No more the rose of Sharon shall adorn 

Her lovely visage in the welcome morn ; 
^11 this is lost, her cheeks, alas ! are f>ale. 

The Rose is noiv the Lily of the vale ! , 

Covered with earth, into the silent grave, 

She lies entombed, deaf to every cry ; 

Then pray descend, fair Catharina's shade, 
Into my dreams and visions of the night { 

Put rapturous illusions in my head. 
That sad realities may have respite. 

Too much an angel for a world of woe ; 
Eternal wisdom hath conceived it best. 

On her a crown of glory to bestow, 

Among the saints in her Redeemer's rest. 

97. JOHN L. Lefferts^ b. May 24, 1763 ; d. Oct. 
13, 1812 ; m, April 25, 1790, Sarah^^ only child of Rem 
and Ida Cowcnhovcn by his 2d wife, Ida Lefferts, b. Dec. 
28, 1775, d. April I, 1856. He resided on and owned a 
farm in Bedford. His will is da. July 3, 181 2, pro. Jan. 
4, 1813, rec. in lib. 2, p. 202, in off. of sur. of Kings co. 

Issue : — , 

162. I. Leffert Lefferts, b. Mar. 30, 1791. 

163. II. Ida Lefferts, b. Dec. 1, 1794. 



• Sarah Cotvcnhoven's father, Rem, was one of the sons of John of Brooklyn, 
referred to in the foot note under Dorothy Cowenhovcn a dau. of said John 
and wife of Leffert Lefferts of Bedford. 

Rem Coivenbo-vcn aforesaid of Brooklyn was b. June 13, 1734; d. Jan. 14, 
1783 J m. 1st, Feb. 3d, 1760, Magyclye Vcchtcn, b. Jan. 27, 1739, d. Sept. 
14, 1771 } m. ad, June 18, 1773, Ida, dau. of Jan Lefferts, b. Sept. 15, 1751, 
d. Dec. a, 1777 : issue by ist wife, JohnR. of Brooklyn, b. Feb. 18, 1761, 
d. Sept. a, 1811, m. Jan. 14, 1785, Garretta Tiebout ; Catharine; Cornelia, b. 
Oct. 5, 1764, m. William Cornell; Nicholas R., of ^Brooklyn, b. April 14, 
176S, d. Au^. 25, 1809, m. Catharine Vanderbilt. By ad wife, Sarah, b. 
Jan. a8, 1775. 



94 Fourth Generation. Descendants of 

164. III. 'John R. Couienhoi'en Lrfferts, b. March 1, 1796. 

165. IV. Catherine Leff'erti, '■>. March 21, 1797. 

166. V. Nichol/is R. Cozvenhoven Lejff'erts, h. March 28, •799- 

167. VI. James Lefferts, b. March 6, 1800. 

168. VII. John Lefferts, b. March 1, 1804. 

169. VIII. Sarah Lefferts, b. Nov. 17 or 27, 1805. 
170 IX. Rem Lefferts, b. Nov. 11, 1807. 

171. X. Cornelia Lefferts, b. March 27, 1811. 

98. Jane Lefferts, b. Dec. 28, 1767 ; d. Sept. 27, 
1776, young. 

99. Leffert Lefferts, b. April 12, 1774; d. Mar. 
22, 1847; m. April 21, 1823, Maria,' dau. of Robert 

Benson, b d. Feb. 21, 1875; for many years 

city clerk of New York. He resided on the homestead in 
Bedford, owning a large tr?ct of land. He graduated May 
7, 1794 at Columbia college,- studied law in the office of 
Judge Egbert Benson, and in Jan., 1798, was admitted 
attorney in the court of Common Pleas and in the Supreme 
Court. In 1799, 1800 . nd 1801, he practiced law in the 
city of New York, keeping his office at No. 7 Pine street. 



' Maria Bensen was a descendant of Dirk or Derick Bensingb, Bcnsick, or 
Benaen of Holland, who was in the culony as early as 1649, on the 2d of Aug, 
of which year he bought of Hendrick Egbtrtscn half a lot located on the N. 
E. point of Fort Amsterdam on Manhattcn Island ; resided in Beverwyck or 
Albany as early as 1654, where he owned a house and lot and other property, 
and where he bought a yacht of William Frederickse Bout for 1971 gl. He 
m. Catelyn Berg or Bercx, and d. at Albany, Feb. 12, 1659. His children 
were; Dirck, b. . . 1650, m. Thysie or Tytje Claessen ; Sdmf'son, b. July 
4, 1652, m. Tryntje, dau. of Robert Van Dcusen of Claverick as per F.gbcrt Ben- 
ion papers ; Johan.ies, b. . . . 1655, m. Lysbet, dau.ofTheunis Matthews, set- 
tled at Harlem and owned what is there known aa the Bensen farm ; Catryna, 
b. . . . 1657, m. 1st, Reyneer Schaats, m. 2d, April 23, 1696, Jonathan 
Broadhout; and Maria, b. . . . 1659, m. Folkert Jansc Van Huscn. 

Sampion Benton, settled in the city of New York, and is supposed to have 
resided on Pot Bakers hill, near John street, below William and Gould. Riker 



Leffert Lefferts. 95 

On the 5th of April, 1800, he'was appointed county clerk, 
which office he held to Feb. 24, 1816, keeping his office 
on the upper floor of his own residence in the old house on 
the S. W. corner of the Bedford cross roads. His suc- 
cessor, Abraham Vanderveer, for several years kept the 
office in a shed attached to his store, in the village of Flat- 
bush. In 1805 he was appointed a commissioner in chan- 
cery, and Feb. 10, 1823, first judge of King's county, his 
predecessor being Wm. Furman, a layman. He was elec- 
ted the first president of the Long Island Bank, the first 
in Brooklyn, which was incorporated in 1824, and held 
the office until 1846. 

In 18 1 3, he was the federal candidate for congress, and 
defeated by his kinsman John Lefferts of Flatbush, the re- 
publican one. In 18 15, he was the federal candidate for 
senator, and defeated by Jacob Barker the republican one. 
In Sept. 1830, on the formation of the King's county Tem- 
perance Society, he was elected its president. 



lays, his wife wa» Tryntjc Matthews. Hi» children were : Samion, bap. April 
13th, 1684, m. July 26, 1699, Maria Meyers; Robert, bap. Jan. I, 1686, 
m. March 14, 1708, Cornelia, dau. of I'cter Roos j William, bap. Oct.. 
30, 1687; Elizabeth, b. Oct. 6, 1689, d. Nov. 10, 1751, m. Feb. 15, 1711, 
Egbert Van Dorsum; Johannes, bap. July 3d, 1691; Helena, bap. Feb. 14, 
1694; and Maria, bap. Feb. 5th, 1696. 

Robert Benson, and Cornelia Roos, of the city of New York, had children: 
Eliiabetb, bap. Nov. 24, 1708, m. June 7, 1728, Harmanus Rutgers; 
Tryntjc, bap. March 3, 1 7 10, d. young; Tryntje or Catherine, bap. Jan. I, 
1712, m. Oct. 19, 1733, Martinug HofVman ; and Robert, bap. Nov. 27, 
1715, d. Aug. 3d, 1762, m. Aug. 18, 1738, Catherine dau. of Egbert Van 
Borsum, b. . . . 1718, d April 15, 1794. 

Robert Benton, and Catherine Van Borsum, of the city of New York, had 
children: Robert, b. Oct. 30, 1739, d. Feb. 25, 1823, m. March 27, 1785, 
Diana, dau. of John Cowenhoven of Brooklyn, b. Jan. 8, 17 62, d. May 20, 
1847; Henry, b. Nov. 17, 1741, d. Aug. . . . 1823, single; Mary, b. Dec. 
6, 1743, d. . . . 174;, young; Egbert, judge and lawyer, b. June II, 1746, 
d. Aug. 13, 1833, at Jamaica, Long Island, single; Cornelia, b. . . . 1748, d. 



96 Fourth Generation. Descendants of 

Leffert Lefferts (who to distinguish him from others of 
the same name, was generally known as Lawyer Leff,) had 
the confidence of the people, especially of the farmers of 
King's county, and was highly esteemed for his honor and 
integrity. 

Issue : — 

172. Elizabeth Dorothea Lefferts, b. May 5, 1824. 



CHILDREN OF JACOBUS LEFFERTS (37) AND MARY 
VANDERHUYL OF NEW YORK. 

Said to have left descendants but no trace found. 



« » » » » 



CHILDREN OF BARRENT LEFFERTS (38) AND FEM 
METJE REMSEN OF BEDFORD. 

100. Jannetie Lefferts, b. Nov. 13, 1758; d. Sept. 
9, 1769, young. 

loi. Angenietje Lefferts, b. May i, 1761 ; d. Sept 

i3> i769»yo""g- 

102. Femmetie Lefferts, b. Jan. 24, 1764 j d. Mar. 

12, 1765, young. 



young ; and Anthony, b. Nov. 7,1752, taken prisoner by the British in the U. S. 
ship of war Saratoga in 1779 : after being confined on board the Prison Ship 
in the Wallabout,he died on a transport in which he was being taken to England. 
Robert Ber.ion and Dinah or Diana Cowenhoven of the city of New York, had 
children: Robert, b. Dec. 26, 1785, d. June 27, 1782, single ; Catherine, b. 
Dec. 8, 1786, d. Dec. 22, 18 17, m. Sept. 16, 1809, John L. Lefferts of 
New Utrecht ; John C, b. May 7, 1788, d. May 26, 1788, an infant ; Egbert, 
b. Sept. I, 1789, d. Feb. 25, 1866, m. May 17, 1820, Maria, dau. of John 
N. Cowenhoven of New Utrecht, who d. Feb. 25, 1867 ; John Cowenhoven, 
b. Sept. 27, 1790, d. . . . 1823, m. Sarah M. Lawrence; Elizabeth, b. Sept. 
27, 1791 ; Maria, b. Jan. 5, 1793, *"*"■• April zi, 1823, Judge LefFert Lefferts 
of Bedford ; and Jane, b. March 13, 1794, m. Dr. R. K. Hofnnan. 



Baken 1 Lefferts, 97 

103. Jacobus Lefferts, b. Dec. 6, 1766 ; d. Oct. 9, 

1805, single. 

104. Rem Lefferts, b. Nov. 12, 1770 ; d. Sept. 4, 
'855; m. ist, June 30,1802, by the Rev. Martinus Schoon- 
malcer, Cornelia dau. of Derick Remsen of Flatiands, b. 
June 26, 1804, d. . . . . ; m. 2d, Dec. 29, 1823, by 
the Rev. Jacob Schoonmaker of Jamaica, Maria dau. of 
Adolphus Brower of Brooklyn. No issue. Resided on 
the homestead of his father; in his latter days in the fine new 
mansion he erected in place of the old one. 

Rem was eccentric: for a long period it is said he kept in 
his house a $1000 bill of the Long Island Bank of which his 
neighbor Judge Lefferts was president, on whom he would 
call at the bank when he was short of funds for a discount, 
in preference to parting with the bill, the judge at the time 
being aware of Rem having the bill in his possession. 

He was in the habit of handing this same bill to the tax 
collectors which in those days of low taxes was a large sum 
which they were not prepared to change, and thus obtain 
time and delay. Samuel Doxy on being elected collector, 
being aware of this, broke up the practice by carrying with 
him the necessary change for the $1000 bill, to save which 
Rem soon produced the proper change. 

105. Jannetie Lefferts, b. Feb. 13, 1774 ; d. June 
14, 1792, in her 19th year j m. May 5, 1790, Folkert 
Rapalye of Cripplebush. No issue. 

Her grave stone contains the following poetic tribute to 
her memory : 

" Farewell, blest shade, alas I too early fled ; 
Who knew thee living but lament thee dead. 
A soul so calm, so free from every stain, 
So tryed by torture, yet unmoved by pain ; 
Without a groan with agonies she strove. 
Heaven wondering snatched her to the joys above." 

13 



98 Fourth Generation. Descendants of 

Folkert m. 2d, Agnes Debevoise, by whom several 
children. 



DESCENDANTS OF LEFFRRT LEFFERTS (39) AND ELSIE 
BOERUM OF FLATBUSH. 

106. Rebecca Lefferts, b. June 17, 1754; d. Oct. 

20, 1828; m 1784, AZ/V/pfli-/ fi^-r^f-w of Gowanus, 

b. Jan. II, 1751, d. Mar. 3d, 1825, a widower, his ist 
wife being Anthe Van Wyck. July 21, 1835, LefFert 
Bergen her son took out letters of administration on her 
estate. 

Issue : — 

I. Leffert Bergen; b. July 10, 1789 ; d. Aug, 22, 1856, of 
yellow fever ; m. Apl. 10, 1833, his cousin Phebc, dau. of Jacob 
Bergen, b. Feb. 20, 1805, d. July 31, 1 856, of yellow fever. They 
had children: Michael Bergen, b. Feb. 14, 1834, d. Aug. 14, 1834 ; 
Jacob Bergen, b. May 22, 1835, d. Aug. 13,1836; Michael Bergen, 
b. Oci. 4, 1837, d. Aug. 19, 1856, of yellow fever; Catharine 
M. Bergen, b. Mar. 12, 1839, in. May 15, 1861, John WyckoH", 
who d. June 14, 1865 ; Jacob Eldert Bergen, b. Dec. 8, 1S40, d. 
Feb. 21, 1853 ; LefFert L. Bergen, b. June 19, 1842, m. May 
28, 1874, Sarah Elizabeth, dau. of John G. Bergen, of Govvanus ; 
Jeremiah S Bergen, b. Dec. 4, 1843, d. May 16, 1844 ; Rebecca 
L. Bergen, b. .^pl. 9, 1846, d. Apl. 15, 1877, single. 

II. Catharine Bergen, b. Oct. 29, 1791, d. Oct. 2, 1828 ; m. 
Mar. II, 1818, Garret Cowcnhoven, s. of Johannes, a farmer of 
New Utrecht. They had children : Rebecca Lefferts Cowenhoven, 
b. June 29, 1820, m. June 27, 1838, Edward T. Backhouse of 
Brooklyn; John Jacob Cowenhoven, b. Nov. 8, 1821, d. May 
2d, 1853, single ; Catharine Ann Cowenhoven, b. Nov. 15, 1824, 
d. Feb. 27, 1826 ; Michael Bergen Cowenhoven, b. July 4, 1826, 
d. Oct. 27, 1826. 

107. Elsie Lefferts, b. Mar. 11, 1761 ; d. July 23, 
1841,- m. . . . Samuel Gerritserij of Flatbush, b. Aug. 8, 



Leffert Lefferts. 99 

^7^3^ d. Sept. II, 1799. Resided on the homestead farm of 
81^ A. ofher father, which was sold in 1845, after her death to 
Thomas Murphy. Lettersofadministrationonhisestatewere 
granted to his wid. Elsie, and brother-in law Michael Bergen, 
Apl. 5, 1800. 

Issue : — 

I. Rebecca Gerritsen, h ; d ; m 

Jorden Coles of Brooklyn, among whose children was Elixa Ann 
Cole, who m. Sept. 3, 1833, RoclofF Terhunc WyckofF, and d. 
withoutissue ; and 'Jorden Cole>^, Jun., to whom letters of adminis- 
tration were granted on his father's estate, Nov. 16, 1829. 

II. Leffert Gerritsen, b. Apl. 9, 1792 ; d. F'eb. 26, 1803. 



DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC LEFFERTS (41) AND 
AGNIETJE LOTT. 

108. Isaac Lefferts, b. Jan. 17, 1756, and bap. at 
Jamaica, Harmsie Hegeman, wit. ; d. Jan. 18, 1829, ag. 
73 y. and i day. 

Was a farmer residing at Jamaica, Queens co., and a 
major of militia. 

Will da. Sept. 5, 1828, pro. Jan. 27, 1829, rec. lib. F, 
p. 217, off. sur. Queens co. Devises use of his estate 
during life to his sister Harmpie Concklin, and on her death 
the one-half thereof to Agnes M. wife of Abtier Chichester, 
and the remaining one-half to Isaac E. Concklin, from 
which the inference is that at the date of his will he had no 
wife or children living. 

The following town offices were held by Isaac Lefferts: 
1783, collector of taxes ; 1786, assessor; 1787, 8, and 9, 
appraiser of estates of intestates ; 1798, 1 802 to 1807, and 
1814 to 1816, inclusive, fence viewer; 1815, one of the 
committee to ascertain and report what common lands be- 



loo Fourth Gfnf.ration. Descendants of 

long to the town; and in 1817, with Nicholas WyckofF 
and Daniel Smith, a committee to meet the committee of 
Flatbush to regulate the bounds between their respective 
towns. 

In 1 79 1, Isaac Lejferts received 345 votes, as one of the 
three republican (democratic) candidates for members of 
assembly of Queens Co., but was defeated. In 1792, he 
subscribed =€5 towards building an academy in Jamaica of 
which he was one of the first trustees. 

In 1806 and 1808, he was again one of the three de- 
feated republican (democratic) candidates for assembly in 
Queens co. 

May 8, 18 19, the house of Isaac Lejferts near Jamaica, 
was broken open in the night by George Ellis Ryerson 
and robbed of a small chest containing $1500 in bank bills, 
^350, in silver, 20 gold eagles, a gold watch, chain, key 
and seals, and a number of valuable papers; ^200 reward 
offered for the detection of the robber and recovery of the 
property. 

In Oct. 1823, ht was a republican delegate from Jamaica 
to the convention for the nomination of members of 
assembly. 

Eliphalet Weeks and Abner Chichester, the executors 
oi Isaac Lejferts^ sold his farm; and in 185 1, Whitson 
Oakley, who was in possession of the homestead, sold the 
same containing about 62 A., for $8350, to Eldert Bergen, 
it being located between the Brooklyn and Jamaica turn- 
pike and the Williamsburgh turnpike, and on the north side 
of the first named turnpike. 

109. James Lefferts, b 1763; d. April 

7, 18 1 8, aged 55. 

Resided at Jamaica: his will is da. May 4, 18 14, pro. 
June 13, 1818, rec. lib. D, p. 151, off. sur. of Queens 
CO. Devises all his real and personal estate to his brother 



Isaac Lefferts. ioi 

Isaac, and appoints him sole executor, from which it may 
be inferred he had no wife or children. 

no. Harmpie Lefferts, b. Dec. 3, 1761 ; d. Feb. 
3, 1839, m. 1783, (mar. license da. June 10,) 'Jacob Concklin 
who kept a store in Jamaica, and d. Oct. 11, 181 7. 

Issue: — 

I. Isaac E. Concklin, b., 1784, d. Sept. 20, 1837, aged 53. 

II. /^gnes M. Concklin, b. Mar. 9, 1795, d. in N. Y., May 
30, 1870 ; m. Abner Chichester of New York, and had issue, Isaac 
L.,who d. Mar. 2, 1841 ag. i 5 years ; and Louise, d. Sept. 3, 1839, 
ag. 2y. 6m. 27d. Abner Chichester was b. Nov, 18, 1791, and d. 
Sept. 23, 1862. Agnes was lame, used a crutch, and was celebrated 
for her beauty. 

III. Jacob Concklin, b. May 24, 1797, d. Aug. n, 1798. 

III. Ida Lefferts, b. 
No further trace. 



DESCENDANTS OF DIRK LEFFERTS (46) AND ALETTA 
RUTGERS OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 

112. Sarah Lefferts, bap. Aug. 13, 1746; d. young. 

113. Sarah Lefferts, bap. Oct. 15, 1751 ; d. young. 

114. AnRAHAM Lefferts, bap. Oct. 8, 1752, in N. Y.; 

d. about 1770 or 1771 ; m EJJie . . . ., 

a legatee in his father's will. Ann wife of John Mason, a 
legatee in his father's will, is supposed to be his dau. 

In Jan., 1740, notice was published in the N. Y. Journal, 
that in consequence of the extraordinary severe season, 
contributions for the relief of those in need had been placed 
in the hands of Messrs. Ahm. Lefferts and Abm. Van Wyke, 
who for three days in every week during the continuance 



I02 Fourth Generation. Descendants of 

of the severity of the season, would from 9 a.m. until noon 
attend to their wants.' 

Jan. II, 1750, Jbm. Leff'crts and Abm. Van Wyclc, 
church wardens of the city of N. Y. advertise several chil- 
dren in the alms house to be put out as apprentices.^ 

'*Dec. 23, 1769, Abraham L^^rfj petitioned the colonial 
government for a grant of 1000 acres of land in a tract of 
5000 acres advised to be granted to Lieut. Ponsonby Butler, 
deed, in the county of Ulster, between Shawangunk kil 
and the Shawangunk mountain. Nov. 15th, 1770, he again 
petitioned i'.^i the above tract. Dec. 10, 1770, Simon 
Remsen, petitioned in behalf of himself and his associates, 
and of Abraham Lejfcrts^ praying that their former petition 
maybe granted, if no good cause is shown to the contrary." 
(See N. Y. Land Papers, vol. xxvii.) 

Issue : — 

173. (sup.) Ann, b. . . . ; m. May 1,1793, in N. Y., 
John Mason. 

115. PiETER Lefferts, bap. Nov. 7, 1753, in N. Y. 
No further trace. 

116. Sarah Lefferts, bap. Aug. 18, 1756, in N. Y. \ 
dead at the date of her father's will ; m. James I. Beckman. 

p^eb. 7, 1770, she united with the R. D. ch. of N, Y. 
on confession of faith. The following (except Allelta) are 
her children named as legatees in her father's will : 

1. Richard L. Beekman, deceased in 1798, leaving surviving a 
dau. Sarah. 

n. John Beekman. 

\i\. Elixabeth Livingston Beekman. 

IV. Elsie Beckman. 

V. Sarah Beekman. 



• See Valentine's Man. of 1865, p. 747. 
 See Valentine'! Man. of 1866, p. 641. 



Leffert Lefferts. 



103 



^ VI. Ann Beekman, bap. Aug. 14, 1784, in N. Y. 

i VII. Cornelia Beekman, bap. Apl. 19, 1786, in N. Y. 

* VIII. Alletta Beekman, b. Dec. 18, 1788, and bap. in N. Y. 

IX. Cornelia Beekman^ b. Mar. 26, 1790, and bap. in N. Y. 
X. Mar-j Beekman, b. Dec. 14, 1791, and,bap. in N, Y., Effie 
LefFerts witness. 



DESCENDANTS OF LEFFERT LEFFERTS (51) AND 
ANNA DITMAS OF BUSHWICK. 

117. Catharine Lefferts, b. . . ; d . . . .; m . . . . 

Her will in the hands of Jacob Ryerson of Flatlands 
Neck is dated Nov. 8, 1796, in which she names as exe- 
cutors her uncle John Ryerson and her cousins Leffert 
Ryerson and Martin Ryerson, and bequeaths her property 
to her dau. Anne Lefferts. 

118. Leffert Lefferts, bap. Nov. 11, 1759, at 
Oysterbay. No further trace. 

There was a Leffert Lefferts and Sarah Baker, who had 
bap. in the R. D. ch. of N. Y., Nov. 18, 1794: 

174. David Baker Leffert%, b. Oct. 26, 1784. 

175. Thomas Lefferts, b. April 20, 1788. 

176. Charles Lefferts, b. Oct. 29, 1794. 



I04 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 



FIFTH GENERATION. 

descendants of auke or oukey lefferts 
or leffersen (63) and sarah schenck, of n. j. 

112. Margaret Lefferts, b. May 28, 1775 ; d. . . ; 
m. Dec. 5, 1805, David IVilUamson^ son of Hendrick 
Williamson and Neltje Conover of Monmouth co., N. J., 
bap. Dec. 4, 1780, and removed to Ohio. 

Issue : — 

I. Sarah Williamson^ b. Sept. 23, 1806. 

II. William Williamson, b. Aug. 13, 1808. 
III. John Williamson, b. Feb. 22, 1810. 

113. Nelly or Eleanor Lefferts, b. Sept. 21, 1777; 
d. Nov. 20, 1796, probably single. 

114. Leffert, b. July 4, 1779; d. May 8, 1815. 
No further trace. 

115. Benjamin Lefferts, b. Jan. 3, 1781 ; d. Feb. 
13, 1820; m. Mar. 3, 1802, Eleanor^ dau. of George 
Conover and Lydia Forman, b. Mar. 3, 1785, d. Feb. 30, 
1866. 

Issue : — 

171. Joseph Lefferts, b. June 18, 1804; d ; m. 1st, 

Feb. 10, 1831, Sarah Jane, dau. of David G. Vandervcer and 

Catharine Dubois,' b. Feb. 19, 1807, d. Oct. 29, 1870 ; m. 2d, 



• Da-vid G. Fandervter wa» a descendant of Cornelis Jamt Vandcrvttr, who 
emigrated to this country from Alkmaar, a free city on the North Holland 
canal, of 9,835 inhabitants in 1841, in the ship Otter in Feb., 1659. Feb. 14., 
l677-8,hc bought a farm of Jan Janse in Flatbush where he took up his residence. 

His children were ! Cornelis who m. Jannetjc (sup.) Van Noostrand and d. 
about 1780} Neeltje who m. Aug. 13, 1685, Daniel Polhemiui } Dominicut, 



i 



AuKE Lefferts. 105 

'872, Lydia, dau. of John K. Schenck and Anna Van 

Cleef, b. Jan. 31, 1817. Cultivated a farm west of Marlborough, 
now lives retired at Colts Neck. In 1846 he was an elder and in 
1850 a deacon in the Marlborough D. R. ch. 

Issue : — 

282. I. David Henry of Colts Neck, b. Nov. 19, 1831 ; ni. 
Nov. 19, 1857, M.irgarct, dau. of Henry Bush. Is a farmer and 
was a deacon of Freehold or Marlborough D. R. ch. in i860. 

283. u. Eleanor, bap. Oct. 13, 1836, at Marlborough ; d. 
young. 

284. III. Garret, b ; d. young. 

285. IV. Sarah Jane, b ; d. young. 

172. Sarah Lefferts, b. July 4, 1806 ; m. Jan. 23, 1828, tfm. 
H. Robinson, b. June 7, 1806, a surveyor. Reside on a farm near 
Freehold. 

Issue : — 

I. Charles Augustus Robinson, b. Sept. 18, 1829; m 

Eleanor Pcrrinc. 

II. Catharine Conover Robinson, b. Feb. 7, 1831. 



bap. Nov. 16, 1679, m. ist, J.innetje, m. 2d (sup.) Feb. 7, 1 702-3, Maria 
Margrcta Nortlyck or Van Ortcck ; Jan who m. Fcmmctje dau. of Michael 
Hansen Bergen ; (sup.) Jacobus of N. J., who m. Catharine ; Michael of New 
Utrecht who m. Heletjc; Maria, bap. July 30, 16825 Hendrikjc, bap. Aug. 
>7f 1684; Jacoba, bap. Apl. 29, 1686; and Peter. 

Domimcui had children, Catlyntje, bap. July 25, 1715 ; Jannetje, bap. June 
21, 1719; Jacobus of the Rarit.in, N. J., bap. Dec. 19, 1721,111. May 25, 1745, 
FemmetjeStryker j Dominicus of Klatbush, bap. Nov. 3, 1723,111. July 2, 1748 
Elizabeth Lequier ; Nceitje, bap. July 9, 1727, d. Aug. 28, 1767, m. July 9, 
1749, Peter Lott of New Lottsj Jeremias of New Lotts, bap. Mar. 30, 1729, 
m. Elizabeth Ditmars ; Antje, bap. Oct. 17, 1731 ; Jan, bap. Aug. 19, 1733, 
m. (sup.) Cornelia; and (sup.) Tunii who m. Altje Schenck. 

Tunh oi Freehold, N. J., and Altje Schenck had children: Neeltje o^ 
Ellenor, bap. Jan. 30, 1734; Teunis, bap. Apl. 22,17395 Cornelius, bap. 
May 23, 1741, m. ist, Jannetje Williams, m. 2d, Maria Cowenhoven j 
Aeltje, bap. Mar. 24, 1745; David, bap. Sept.. 11, 1748, m. Feb. 28, 1765, 
Catharine Couvenhoven j Phebc, m. sup. John M. Voorhees ; Jacob, m. Aaltje 

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io6 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

HI. Benjamin Leffertsen Robinson, b. Mar. 16, 1832 ; d. Jan. 
6, 1863. 

V. Eliza Robinson, b. Nov. 13, 1833 ; m. Joiin Dye, and re- 
sides in Macopin co., Illinois. 

V. Eleanor Robinson, b. Apl. 9, 1835 ; d. Nov. 2, 1840. 
VI. Aaron Combs Robinson, b. Jan. 15, 1837; m. Debora 
Underwood, is a farmer residing at Deal, and is an elder in the R. 
D. ch. of Long Branch 

VII. Mary Robinson, h. Apl. 28, 1839. 

VIII. James H Robinson, b. Apl. 20, 1841. Is a farmer residing 
with his parents on a farm near Freehold. 

IX. Huldah Robinson, b. Mar. i8, 1847, m. Melvin P. Buck, a 
farmer. 

173. William Lefferts, b. Mar. 23, 1808, m. Dec. 18, 1832, 
Eleanor Robinson, b. Oct. 5, 1799, d. Dec. 1 1, 1874. Is a black- 
smith and farmer at Smithvillc. 

Issue : — 

286. I. John Conover, b. Feb. 13, 1834, m. Dec. 24, 1864, 
Helena Ann Matthews. Resides with his father at Smithville, and has 
issue: Wm. F. j_.cfFersen, b. Mar. 19, 1866 

287. II. Elizabeth Ann, b. Oct. 7, 1837. 

288. III. Lydia Ann, b. Sept. 6, 1839, d. Nov. 13, 1846. 

289. IV. Eleanor, b. Oct. 10, 1841, d. Sept. 14, 1842. 

174. Benjamin Lefferts o{Yxz<t\\o\A, b. Jan. i, 1810 ; m. Nov. 
10, 1836, Hannah Conover^ dau. of WyckofF Conover and Ely 



Wyckoff; and Garret^ b. Mar, 17, 1732, d. June 31, 1803, m. Jannetje 
Voorhees. 

Garret of N. J. and Jannetje had children, Jan, bap. June 16, 1765 ; Sara, 
bap. Apl. 10, 1768 ; Gerret and Jannetje, twins, bap. Sept. a6, 1773 ; and 
Da-viJ, bap. May 3, 1778. 

Da-vid, of N. J.,m.May loor 18, 1802, Catharine Dubois and had children, 
Elizabeth Dubois, b. Feb. 20, 1803, (sup.) m. Jan. 13, 1835, Peter Van 
Doren ; Garret, b. Jan. 2, 1805; Sarah Jane, b. Feb. 17, 1807, m. Feb. 10, 
1831, Joseph Leftmen and d. Oct. 29, 1870 ; Phcbc Ann, b. Feb. 17, 1807 j 
Joseph Dubois, b. Mar. 2, 1809, m. Jan. 13, 1835, Margaret Van Doren. 
Benjamin, bap. Apl. 8, 1814, m. Dec. 8, 1840, Mary Robinson ; and Henry, 
bap. June 25, 18 16. 



AuKE Lefferts. 107 



Craig, b. Oct. 30, 1815. Is a carpenter, in Freehold and has 
issue : — 

290. I. Alice Matilda b. Dec. 21, 1838; m. . . . 

291. 11. Maria Craig, b. Dec. 16, 1840. 

292. III. Mary Ann, b. May 12, 1843. 

293. IV. Ellen, b. Mar. 18, 1846. 

294. V. James WickofF, b. Oct. 7, 1849; m. Aug. 12, 1873, 
Mary Emma Osborn. Is a carpenter residing in Newark. 

175. Garret C. Lefferti or Lrfferson of Ohio, b. Mar. 12, 1813 ; 
d. Feb. 23, 1871 ; m. Feb. 20, 1851, Amelia L. Anderson, b. 
Mar. 14, 1821, who now (1878) resides at West Independence, 
Hancock co., Ohio. His children all reside in Baglick township, 
Hancock co., Ohio. 

Issue : — 

295. I. Joseph, b. May 11, 1852. 

296. II. Sarah E., b. Oct. 21, 1854; m. Jan. 17, 1878, John 
F. Moore. 

297. III. Lydia, b. Oct. 11, 1859. 

298. IV. Mary A.; b. Feb. 3, 1863. 
.299. V. William H., b. Jan. 29, 1866. 

176. Lydia Lefferts, b. Jan. 24, 1815 ; m. Ellison Clayton. 
Resides above Freehold. 

177. Leffert Lefferts, of Toms river, N. J., b. Feb. 23, 1818 ; 
m. Dec. 1840, Maria dau. of Peter Applcgate,' b. Sept. 4, 1821, 
writes his name Lefferson, and has issue : — 

300. I. Conover, b. Aug. 20, 1841. 

301. II. William, b. June 19, 1842. 

302. III. .Arthur, b. April 5, 1844 ; d. young. 

303. IV. Lydia Clayton, b. Sept. 4, 1845. 

304. V. Garrett, b. Mar. 31, 1847 ; d. young. 

305. VI. Samuel, b. Mar. 16, 1848. 

306. VII. Maria, b. May 13, 1850. 



« For the AppUgati family lee p. 497 of the Bergen Genealogy of 1876. 



io8 Fifth Generation. Descendants ok 

307. vin. Ann Eliza, b. Sept. 1^, 1851 ; d young. 

308. IX Ellen Jane, h. Fch. 2^, iH^3 ; d. young. 

309. X. George, b. May 8, 1855 ; d young. 

310. XI. Sarah, b. Mar. 10, 1859. 

178. Forman Lejferti, b. lulv 24, 1820; d. an infant. 

1 16, JaneotJknny Lekferts, of Monmouth CO., N. J., 
h. Apl. 15, 1782; d. May 28, 1866; m. Dec. 29, 1800, 
IVilUant H. Beunet^ b. Aug. i, 1775, d. Apl. 20, 1848 
Was a wealttiy blacksmith residing in Freehold, one of his 
sons being a lawyer. 

Issue : — 

1. S^rt;h Bennct, b. Oct. 10, 1801 ; m. Walter M. Hart, and 
has a son ; Rev. Charles E. Hart, pastor ot the North R. D. ch. 
of Newark, N. J. 

II. John Bentiet, b. Oct. 15, 1803. 

III. Eliz,abeth Bcnnet, b. Jan. 2, 1806. 

IV. VViitiiim Bennct, b. .^ug. 13, 1808. 

V. Henry Bennet, b. Mar. 17, 181 i. 

VI. Gtirret Sehenek Bennet, bap. Aug 1, 1813. 
VII. Gilbert Bennet, bap. Sept. 10, 1815. 

117. Mary Lefferts, b. Nov. 19, 1784; d. March 
16, 1 86 1 ; m. Dec. 17, 1807, Ebenezer Conover, of Free- 
hold, Monmouth co., N. J., b. Oct. 15, 1783, d. Nov. 
16, 1857. Ebene-zer Comver was a son of Lewis Conover^ 
and Rachel Scott, of Freehold, and resided on a farm about 
one mile south of Freehold. 

Issue : — 

I. Stirah Conover, b. Nov. 17, 1808; m. May 15, 1828, \\ 
Nathan H. Jackson, and resided in the city of N. Y. \ 

II. Rachel Conover, b. Dec. 4, 1810; m. Feb. 25, 1835, i 
Adam Conron. At present (1878) a widow, residing in Brooklyn. \ 

III Jane Conover, b. April 7, 1813 ; m. Feb. 24, 1836, I 

Levi Solomon Sutphen, v.ho d. Nov. 15, 1842, and has children: j 

William Sutphen ; Joseph H. Sutphen ; and Catharine Sutphen. 1 



AuKE Lefferts. 109 

IV. WiUiam E. Conover, b Oct. 14, 1815 ; ni. Feb. 5, 1839, 
Charlotte Btiker, b. Jan. 3, 1817 ; d. Sept. 29, 1874. Resides on 
a farm l^ miles soutli of Freehold, and is an elder in the D. R. 
church, and has children: Charles Henry Conover, b. July 31, 
1840, m. Nov. 23, 1865, Cordelia Vaught, and resides in Michigan ; 
Ebenezcr Conover, b. Jan. 30, 1842, m. Feb. 21, 1867, Evelina 
Hartshornc, killed Aug 29, 1868, by falling froin a tree ; Jacob 
Baker Conover, b. May 8, 1844, in. Dec. 24, 1862, Mary V. 
Rcid, resides near Perrineville ; Mary Jane Conover, b. March 
10, 1846; William Pcrrinc Conover, b. Oct. 3, 1848, d. Oct. 
5, 1850; Anna Lcftcrson Conover, b. Sept. 3, 1850; Elizabeth 
Van Tillburgh Conover, b. July 18, J852, m. Sept. 26, 1877, 
Jolin L. Manny, of Brooklyn ; Frances Conover, b. Aug. 1,1854 > 
James Mattison Conover, b. Feb. 11, 1857; Lewis Conover, b. 
Feb. 10, 1858, d. March 16, 1858 ; Nathan Jackson Conover, 
b. April 8, i860 ; Charlotte B. Conover, b. Aug. 11, 1861, d. 
July 7, 1867. 

v. James Scott Conover, b. Oct. 2, 1818 ; m. April 17, 
1843, Frances E. McKee. Resides in Haerlem. 

VI. Mary Ann Conover, h. Sept. 14, 1821 ; m. Nov. 29, 1841, 
Aaron Sutphen. At present (1878) a wid. residing at Greenpoint, 

L. 1 

vii. Arthur Conover, b. April 18, 1824; m. Dec. 15, 1847, 
Catharine Ann Thomson. Is a wheelwright residing ;:t Lccdsville. 

vm John B. Conover, b. Nov. 22, 1829 ; m. Dec. 9, 1852, 
Mary Ann Smock. Is a farmer residing one mile south of Freehold. 

118. Arthur Lefferts, b. Dec. 12, 1787 ; d. ; 

m. 1st, Sept. 24, 181 2, Eliza Barkalow^^ b. Feb. 19, 



• F.U-za Barkalotv is a descendant of fVilliam Jamen Van Barkaloo or 
Barculo, who emigrated from Barculo in the Earldom of Zutphen, and province 
of Gildcrland in the Netherlands, residing in New Amsterdam as early as Not. 
9, 1660, and removing to Gravesend in 1662, where he bought a farm, and in 
1675, residing in Flatlands. The N. J. branches of the family are descendant* 
of his sons Dirk and Coenrad. 



no Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

1795, d. Aug. 26, 1825 ; m. 2d, Dec. 4, 1856, Sarah 
Stout^^ b. Jan. 3, 1797. Settled at Middlctown, Ohio, and 
is a farmer. 

Issue : — 

179. Garret Lefferts, of Middlctown, Ohio, b. Jan. 21, 1814 ; 
in Lavina 

180. l^obias Leffertt, of Middlctown, Ohio, b. Dec. 10, 1816 ; 

m Elizabeth, dau. of Daniel Dubois and Elizabeth 

Conover, and had 4 chd. all deceased except one, Dubois D. 
Lefferts, who m. Clara Overdicc, and also resides in Middlctown. 

181. Benjamin Lefferts, of Indianapolis, b. April 3, 1818. 

182. Elizabeth Lefferti, b. Jan. 6, 1820: m. Thomas 
Wilson of Middlctown, Ohio. She has been dead some 5 or 6 
years. 

183. Sarah Ann Lefferts, b. Oct, 14, 1821 ; m. 

Jacob Leidy, a merchant of Middlctown, Ohio. She has been dead 
several years. 

184. Rebecca Lefferts, b. May 30, 1823 ; d. March or April, 
1877 ; m. Homer Peck of Hannibal, Ohio. 

119. Anna Lefferts, b. Sept. 30, 1790 j d. Oct. 26, 
1825, single. 

120. Garret Lefferts, b. May 15, 1793. Removed 
to Ohio. 



DESCENDANTS OF PETER LEFFERTS (68) AND LAM- 
METJE VAN ARSDALEN OF PA. 

121. Annatie Lefferts, b. June 13, 1771 ; d. . . . ; 
m. . . . Derick Kroesen^ a farmer and had issue : — 
Peter Krowsen, bap. Sept. 29, 1 790. 



' Sarah Stout is a descendant of Richard Stout and Penclopie Van Princes, she 
being b. in Amsterdam about i6oz, who at Arst settled in Gravesend, and 
afterwards removed to Monmouth co., N. J., where they have numerous 
descendants. 



Peter Lefferts. i i i 

122. Elizabeth Lefferts, b. June 30, 17731 d. 
June 4, 1864 ; m. May 5, 1801, Isaac Carroll^ b. June 30, 
1763, d. Oct. 26, 1850 ; (armer in Warminster, Bucks co., 
and has issue : — 

I. Bernard Carroll, b. Oct. 16, 1802 ; d. Oct. 16, 1802. 

II. Daniel Carroll, b. Dec. 26, 1803; d. Nov. 3, 1811. 

III. Mary Ann Carroll, b. Aug. 2, 1805 ; d. June 6, 1870. 

IV. Rachel Carroll, b. Sept. 27, 1807 ; d. May 29, 1811. 

V. John Carroll, b. Jan. 9, 1810 (twin); single and resides in 
Philadelphia. 

VI. Cornelius Carroll, b. Jan. 9, 1810 (twin); m. Mary Magee, 
and has i son and 2 daughters. Is a farmer in Warminster, Bucks 

CO. 

VII. Elizabeth Carroll, b. Mar. 4, 181 2; m. Feb. 27, 1845, 
Jeremiah Vandcrbilt, b. July 25, 1808, and resides at Norrislown, 
Montgomery co. Had a son and dau., both deceased. 

VIII. Rachel Carroll, b. Aug. 18, 1815, d. May 29, 1811 ; m. 
Wm. Slack and has i son and 1 dau. 

123. Sytie or Cynthia Lefferts, b. Oct. i, 1775, 

d ; m. Dec. 24, 1797, Joseph Folwell^ farmer in 

Southampton, and had issue : — 

I. Ann Folwell, b. . . . ; m. William Murdoch. 
II. Adriana Folwell, b. . . . ; m. . . . Edward Davis, and had 
children, Amelia Davis (now dead), and Ann Eliza Davis. 

Ml. John Lejerts Folwell, bap. Jan. 5, 1804; now, 1877, 
deceased. 

IV. Mary Folwell,hi^. Jan. 5, 1804 ; d. single, of consumption. 

V. Peter Folwell, bap. Feb. 26, 1 809 ; m Amelia Heath, 

Resides at Horsham, Montgomery co.. Pa., and has several children. 

124. Adrianna Lefferts, b. Sept. 15, 1778; d. 
single. 

125. John Lefferts, b. May 31, 1782 ; d. young. 

126. Peter Lefferts b. Aug. 24, 1784; d. May 9, 



112 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

1826 ; m. Dec. 31, 1807, Catharine dzxi. of Garret Krewson.^ 
who d. June 1839 ag. 51 years. Was a carpenter residing 
near the Bear tavern in Northampton, Bucks co. 
Issue : — 

185. Jane Lefferts, bap. Jan. i, 1809 ; d 1809 ag. 4mo. 26d. 

186. 'John Lefferts, b. Apl. 15, 1810, in Newtown, Bucks co , 
m. 1st, Martha Howell, of Cecil county, Maryland, who d, Any. 
8, 1852, in her|'4ist year; m. 2d, April 20, 1853, Agnes Butler 
widow of Joel Cadwalladcr ot Abington, Montgomery county ; 
is a farmer in Mooreland, Montgomery co., i*a., and has children : 

3102. I. Arthur, b. Sept. 3, 1832 ; d. Sept. 15, 1834. 
311. II. Jcruslia Ann, b. |an. 14, 1834 ; m. Feb. 18, 1868, 
Isaac Roscnbcrgcr of Hatfield, Montgomery co., and has no issue. 

312. III. Charles, b. S'^pt. 16, 1839 ; wounded in the battle of 
the Wilderness, May 9, 1864, and d. May 23, 1864 ; m. . . . and 
left surviving 2 children. 

313. IV. Maria, b. May 25, 1843 ; m. David Conrad of Hor- 
sham, Montgomery co., and has 5 ciiildren. 

187. Garret Krewscn Lefferts, b. June 5, 1812; d. Nov. 1873; 
IT). Oct. 16, 1834, Sarah Toung, and has children: — 

314. 1. Jane Elizabeth, b. June z6, 1835; ni. Aug. 16, 1865, 
Jacob Foster. 

315. II. Samuel Y., b. Sept. 30, 1837 ; m. Aug. 4, 1855, 
Hannah D. Holwick, and has issue: — Joh.n, b. May 10, 1856, d. 
May 17, 1856 ; Leuwesia, b. Feb. 21, 1857, d. Feb. 22, 1857 ; 



• Calbarine Kreivton is a descendant of Gerrcl Dirckion Croesen, who emi- 
grated tVom Wynschoten in the Netherlands, and in 1677 obtained a patent 
from Gov. Andross tor 160 A. on Statcn Island, on which he settled. He m. 
Oct. 30, 1660, Neeltje Jans, and d. March 7, 1680. His son Dirci, bap. 
July 16, 1662, ni. May 4, 1684, Elizabeth Kre);ier ol' South River (Delaware) 
was a land holder in Southampton as early .is 1684, where he then probably 
resided, his will being dated Jan. 4, 1729. 

Dirck had issue: — Krans, bap. Sept. 18, 16895 Neeltje, bap. Mar. 13, 
1692; Nicklas, bap. May 6, 1696; Derick, bap. Oct. 22, 1701 j and Hcndrick, 

ijap- J"'y 3. '707- 

The name is written Croesen, Kroesen, and Krewsen. 



Peter Lefferts. 113 

George W., b. July 3, 1858 ; Samuel Y. Jr., b. Feb. 3, 1861 ; 
Hannah G., b. Feb. 7, 1864 ; Catharine E., b. April 12, 1866. 

316. III. Theodore, b. Feb. 6, 1839; d. Feb. 24, 1841,31 
Bustleton, 23d ward, Phia. 

317. IV. Francis B., b. May 15, 1841 ; m. Jan. 4, I 866, Sallie 
L. White, b May 12, 1849, and has issue, Sallie L., b. Sept. 13, 
1866; is a clerk and resides in Philadelphia. 

J 318. V. John, is a tobacconist in i'hia., and resides at 1019 

Girard Ave. 

188. Elizabeth Jane Leferts,h. Feb. 18, 1814; d. April 16, 
1861 ; m. Jan. 22, 1840, David C. Megargee of Frankford, Phia., 
b. Jan. 17, 1817, and has children, Elmira, b. Oct. 31, and d. 
Nov. 8, 1840; Emily, b March 11, 1843, m. Dec. 31. 1862, 
John T. Walker a farmer of Germantown, Pa., and had 3 children ; 
Sylvester, b. Aug. 19, 1844, d. Nov. 8, 1866 ; Malinda, b. Mar. 31, 
1846, d. Feb. 9, 1876, m. Dec. 25, 1866, Jacob K. Rorer, and 
have 3 children ; Josephine, b. .Apl. I7,d July 8, 1847 ; Augustus, 
b. Apl. 25, 1848, m. Oct. 1869, Amanda Lightcap, and have 3 

children ; George W., b. July 1 1, 1850; Anna, b. Sept. 9, d. Sept. 
n, 1852 ; Ida and Ella, b. Jan. 5th, 1857, d. June 6, and July 
20, 1857. 

189. Simon V. Lefferts, b. June 17, 1816 ; d. . . . ; m. . . . Clara 
Heath; is a farmer, resides in Horsham, Montgomery co.. Pa., and 
has children : — 

319. I. George, b. . . . ; single. 

320. II. Charles, who m. Rebecca Watson. 

190. Charles Lefferts, b. June 14, 1818 ; d. April 20, 1876, 
single in Kansas. 

191. Andrew Jackson Lefferts, \>. Dec. 16, 1 8 19; m. Jan. ii, 
1844, Sarah S. Barnes,' is a farmer near Germantown, Philadel- 
phia CO., and has children : — 



• There wag a John Barnet in Warrington, Bucks co., as early as 1712 
and a Wm. Barnes m. Martha Bromley at Burlington in 1681, u per p. 388 
of First Settler* of Newton, N. J. 

•5 



114 Fifth Generation. Descendants of . 

321. I. Elwood Sprogel, b.Scpt. 29, 1844 ; was in the North- 
ern army in the late rebellion and killed May 5, 1864. 

322. II. Mary Jane, b. Nov. 9, 1850 ; d. Apr. 8, 1851. 

323. III. Emma Jane, b. Oct. 3, 18^2 ; m Brock. 

324. IV. Mary, b.junc 9, 1855. 

325. V. Ida, b. Sept. 9, 1857. 

326. VI. Charles Andrew, b. Mar. 9, i860. 

327. vn. Ella Catherine, b. Jan. g, 1864. 

328. viii. William Grant, b. Nov. 9, 1868. 

192. "Jonathan D. Lefferti, b. Jan. 30, 1823. 

127. Leffert Lefferts, b. Aug. 5, 1787; d. Mar. 
28, 1847 ; m. Dec. 31, 1819, Margaret or Peggy Van 
Sant'^ a widow, b. Jan. i, 1797 ; d. July 15, 1851. Was 
a farmer residing in Northampton, Bucks co. 

Issue : — 

193. John Lefferts, \i. Nov. 23, 1820; m. Oct. 31, 1844, Sarah', 
dau. ot John Gill, b. March 3, 1816. Is a farmer above 
Richboio in Northampton towhship, Bucks co., and has issue: — 

329. I. William Henry, b. Dec. :o, 1848; m. Feb. 8, 1877, 
Rachel Randell, and is a farmer. 

330. II. Mary Jane, b. May 15, 1853; m. May 29, 1872, 
George Erwin. 

128. Mary Magdalena Lefferts, b. Jan. 2, 1794, 
single. 

129. Simon V. Lefferts, b. Sept. 12, 1796 j d. Mar. 
23, 1866; m. May 27, 1824, Maria Van Sant, b. July 
22, i8c2, d, Feb. 26, 1875. Was a farmer, in Northamp- 
ton, Bucks CO. 

' Margortt Van Sani is a descendant of W'lliam Van Sant, who came over 
from the Netherlands in 1660, as per Davis's Bucks Co. There was an 
Adriacn Van Santen, who with wife and two children came over in June, 

«6S9- 

'Sarah, dau. of John Gill is probably a descendant of John Gill, a Friend, 

and an Englishman, who was among the early settlers of Newton, on the 
Delaware, in N. J., opposite Philadelphia. Seep. 117, of First Settlers in New- 
ton. 



1.' 



\; ' Peter Lefferts. 115 

1^ 

I Issue : — 

f 194. JaneC. Lefferts, b. April ii, 1825 ; m. Oct. 7, 1843, 

Alfred Carver, a farmer in Northampton, Bucks co., b. July 26, 

K 1818, d. Sept. 13, i866, and have issue: Edwin L. Carver, b. 

*r Aug. 2, 1845; •"• J""^ 'S» 1868, Lizzie Woolsey Atchlcy, a 

Mj f| ,^ farmer in Northampton, and has a dau. Jessie M. Carver, b. Feb. 

. \ ^ I, 1871. Maria V. Career, b. Apr. 30, 1852; m. Nov, 11, 

I i f . '875, Riddle Reeves of Woodbury, N. J., and ha? a dau. Mabel 

y, / C. Reeves, b. Aug. 10, 1876. John K. Carver, b. May 10, 1862. 

! ' ./ 195. Theodore Lefferts, b. Nov. 10, 182-6; d. Jan. 10, 1827. 

^•' 196. Ralston Lefferts, b. Nov. 26, 1829; d. Nov, 10, 1850. 

j * 197. Edmond Lefferts, b. May 20, 1831 ; m Nov. 17, 1853, 

f Rebecca Webster; is a carpenter, and in 1877, moved to Oakland, 

J I • California, and had children, Maria Louisa and Simon who d. in 

V^ infancy. 

^,'( 198. Margaret Ann Lefferts, b. Feb. 7, 1835 ; d. Jan. 21, 1864, 

 single. 

199. Hilbron K. Lefferts, b, Nov. 26, 1836; d. .Aug. 12, 
1838. 

200. Mary Elizabeth Lefferts^h. Sept. 17, 1840; d. Sept. t, 
1841. 

201. Anna Maria Lefferts, (twin with Mary Elizabeth), b. 
Sept. 17, 1840; d. Sept. 12, 1841. 

202. Mary Anna Lefferts, b. Oct. 30, 1842, a school teacher; 
m. Mar. 12, 1868, Stephen Walton, b. July 18, 1840, d.. Sept. 
24, 1870 ; also a school teacher at Moreland, Montgomery co.. 
Pa. Had issue, Stephen, who d. aged 3 months. 



V 



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DESCENDANTS OF AARES OR ARTHUR LEFFERTS 
(70) AND ADRLAEN TJE VAN AERSDALEN, 

130. Leffert Lefferts^ b. Feb. 28, 1768 ; d. Sept. 
30, 1832; m. Nov. 19, ijSg^ Nelly or Ellen Durtgan^^ 
who d. Nov. 5, 1840. His will is dated Oct. 22, 1831. 



' Nelly Dungan t a descendant of the Rev. Thoma* Dungan who emigrated 
from Walet to Rhode Island, and thence to Bristol in Bucks co., where io 
1684 he organized a Baptist church. See Davis's Hist, of Bucks Co., p. 119. 



ii6 Fifth GbNFRATioN. Descendants of 

He was a farmer in Bucks co., and said to have d. in N. Y. 

Issue : — 

203. j^nn Lefferts, b. Nov. 29, 1792 ; d. ; m. 

Nov 25th, 1810, ^ilhelmui Cornell, a carpenter of Northampton, 
Bucks CO , hikI has issue : 

I. John Cornell, bap. Feb. 20, 181 2„m. Elizabeth Beans. 

II. James Cornell, b. ; d. ; m. Sarah 
Hunter and resided at Frankford, Phia. 

in. Jesse Cornell, b. ; m. 1st, Elizabeth Craven, m. 

2d, Hettic dau. of Simon Fenton. 

IV. Eleanor Cornell, bap. July 20, 1816 ; m. 
Anthony Slack. 

V. Cornelia Cornell, bap. June 4, 1819; single. 

204. Arthur Lejerts, b. Aug. 7, 1798; d. Sept. 5, 1824 ; m. 
Jan. 28, 1819, Jane Krewson who d. Oct. 11, 1819 ; m. 2d, 
Betsey Snckett. Is a farmer residing at Wrightstown, Bucks co. 

Issue : — 

331. I. Charles, b ; m 

332. n. Joseph, b ; single. 

205. Diana Lefferts, b. Oct. 11, 1800; d. April 16, 1824; 
m. Sept, 2, 1819, £d'tt;<7r</ ZJjrr, a farmer of Northampton, Bucks co. 

Issue : — 

I. Elizabeth Dyer, b, Oct. 8, 1820 ; m. April 10, 1836, John 
Erwin, a widower, b. April 21, 1817, d. Nov. 29, 1869. 

II, John Dyer. 

206. Rachel Lefferts, b. May 2J, 1804 ; d. Aug. 25, 1834. 

207. Ellen Lefferts, b. Nov. 28, 1806; d. May 7, 1807. 

208. Elias Dongan Lefferts, b. Jan. 20, 1809 ; d ; 

m. Oct. 4, 1832, Margaret M. Search, b. Sept. 22, 181 2. Is a 
farmer residing at Southampton. 

Issue : — 

333. I. Anna M., b. Aug. 26, 1833 ; m. April i6, 1856, 
James A. Wilson, b. Sept. 25, 1826, of Upper Makefield, in Buckt 
CO., and a farmer. No issue. 



Arthur Lefferts. 117 

334. II. Ellen D., b. Aug. 26, 1833 (twin) ; m. Dec. 3, 
1857, Albert Michener, b. Feb. 11, 1828, a milkman of 983 
Randolph street, Phila. Issue: William E. Michener, b. Sept. 5, 
1859 ; Samuel L. Michener, b. Nov, 27, i860 ; Ida M. Michener, 
b. March 26, 1862. 

335. HI. Martha Rachel, b. May 19, 1836 ; m. Feb. 20, 1861, 
John T. Poor, b. Dec. 15, 1829, a farmer of Upper Makeficld. 
Issue: Augusta P. Poor, b. Jan. 11, 1863; Elias L. Poor, b. 
April 3, 1864 ; James W. Poor, b. May 13, 1870. 

336. IV. George W., b. Aug. 9, 1838; m. Jan. 2, 1862, 
Sarah P. Lecdom, b. Dec. 25, 1842. Is a painter of Southampton. 
Issue: Howard L., b. Oct. 8, 1862; Henry T., b. Sept. i, 1870. 

337. V. Elizctta B., b. Feb. 25, 1841 ; m. Oct. 29, 1863, 
Geo. M. Leedom, b. March 11, 1840, a farmer of Southampton. 
Issue: Elias D. Leedom, b. Nov. 17, 1864 ; Isaac N. Lecdam, b. 
Aug. 26, 1867; Granville M. Leedom, b. Dec. 30, 1870 ; Eliza- 
beth P. Leedom, b. June 20, 1877. 

338. VI. Ncasmuth L., b. June 14, 1843 ; m. March 18, 
1865, Caroline Krewson, b. Oct. 7, 1843. Is a liveryman of 2025 
Brandywine st., Phila. Issue: Margaret M., b. July 17, 1866; 
George M., b. March 25, 1869. 

339. VII. Jacob S.,b. Aug. 13, 1845 ; m. ist, Sept. 23, 1869, 
Margaret Pool, b. July 13, 1842, d. Jan. 15, 1872 ; m. 2d, Dec. 
24, i873,Sallic C. Pursley, b. Dec. 23, 1844. '« a carterof 561 
East Norris st., Phila. Issue, all by ist wife: Frank C, b. Aug. 
10, 1870; Mary M., b. Jan. 4, 1872, d. Aug. 5, 1872. 

340. VIII. Samuel M., b. Nov. 29, 1847 ; d. July 15, 1858. 

341. IX. Laura M., b. Jan. 28, 1850 ; m. March 7, 1872, 
Charles S. Johnson, b. Aug. 7, 1849, of Solcbury, Bucks co. 
Issue: Margaret L. Johnson, b. Feb. 20, 1875 ; Ira W. Johnson, 
b. March 27, 1876. 

342. X. Sallic B., b. Jan. 11, 1852 ; d. May 25, 1854. 

343. XI. Mary J., b. Jan. 26, 1856. 

131. Elizabeth Lefferts, b. Feb. 11, bap. March 
^1 18, 1770; d. ; m. Richard Van Sant of Spring- 

ville, Bucks co. 



ii8 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

Issue : — 

I. Sarah Ann l^an Sant, bap. Sept. 18, i 796, m. Samuel Beans. 
II. Arthur l^an Sant, bap. Sept. i, 1799. 

III. Adrianna Van Sant, bap. April 11, 1802. 

IV. Charity Van Sant, bap, Jan. i 2, i 806. 

V. Catbarina Van Sant, b. ; m. Pier son. 

132. Jan or John Lefferts, b. Nov. 10, and bap. 
Dec. 9, 1779, in Northampton; d. Jan. 14, 1859; m. 
Oct. 13, 1808, Susanna^ b. April 11, 1784., dau. of Judge 
Henry Wynkoop' and Sarah, who also held the office of 
colonel. Susanna d. March 2, 1849. 

The firing of the British frigate, Leopold, on the Chesa- 
peake in 1807, caused such an outburst of patriotism among 
the Bucks co. militia as to produce efforts to form volun- 
tary companys. A meeting was held in Northampton 
township, of which Enoch Addis was chairman and yohn 
Lefferts secretary, to raise a volunteer troop of horse. John 
Lefferts was the chairman of a committee appointed to 
prepare an address to the soldiers of the 48th regiment of 
militia, to stimulate them to immediate action.' 

He was a farmer, at first settled in Holland about l\ 
miles from Newtown, and in April 1828, with his wife and 
eight children removed to Lodi, Seneca co., N. Y., where 
they remained until his death. 

Issue : — 

209. Sarah W. Lefferts, b. Aug. 19, 1809 ; m. Dec. 10, 1829, 
iVm. H, Montgomery, at Lodi, N. Y. ; resides in Hudson, Micliigan. 

210. Elizabeth V. Lefferts, b. Feb. 20, 181 i ; m. April 30, 
1837, Isaac Covert in Lodi, Seneca co., N. Y. ; reside at Grand 
Rapids, Michigan. Covert^. May 10, 1869. 

' Susan ffynioop is probably a descendant of Cornelius Wynkoop, who emi- 
grated from the Netherlands to New York early in the 17th century. See p. 
345 of Davis's Hist, of Bucks Co. There was a Cors. Wynkoop, an elder in 
the R. D. ch. of Esopusin 1671, whose wife was Marritje Jam. Kip Genealogy, 
p. 9. 

 Davi*'* Hist, of Bucks Co., p. 345. 



Arthur Lefferts. 



119 



. 211. Henry Wynkoop Lefferts, b. Feb. 16, 1813 ; d. May 23, 
1870 ; m. April i 1, 1828, Matilda M., dau. of Amos Recdcr,* in 
Ewing, N. J. 
Issue : — 

344. I. Helen Virginia, d. of consumption, aged 25 years. 

345. II. Henrietta, single. 

212. Edward y. Lefferts, b. Sept. 8, 1815 ; m. June li, 1850, 
Mary Wenttvorth in Lodi, and reside in Geneva, N. Y. 

213. James L. Lefferts, b. April 27, 1817 ; m. May 15, 1 854, 
in San Francisco, California, Margaret Ross of Philadelphia. Re- 
sides at Pittsburg, Pa. 

214. Reading Beatty Lefferts, b- March 10, 1822; m. Dec. 3, 
1850, Elixabeth Bar den in Lodi. Resides at Penn Yan, N. Y. 

215. Mary Helen Wirtx. Lefferts, b. Feb. 2, 1825 ; m. June 4, 
1845, John B. Clarkson who d. March 10, 1857; m. 2d, May 
21, i860, Levi Headley Owen of Trumansburg, N. Y. 

216. Worth Lefferts, b. Feb. 25, 1828 ; m. May 31, 1857, 
Clara Mc Kinney at Leeds, Columbia co., Wisconsin. Resides at 
Madison, Wisconsin. 

133. Simon Lefferts^ b. Mar. 12, 1786, d. Oct. i, 
1828 ; m. April 6, i8io» Mary or Nancy Fenton^ b. Feb. 



» The Reeder family came from England and settled at first in Newtown, 
Queens co., Long Island, where the names of Jacob ^Reeder, John Reeder, 
Jeremiah Reeder, and Joseph Reeder appear on Dongan's patent of said town 
of 1686. From thence they removed to Ewing, N. J., in 1710, where the 
homestead of one of them has descended from father to son through six gen- 
erations, and is now in the hands of Alfred Reeder, son of Amos Reeder, who 
m. a dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth Covert. 

' The Fentons, as per Davis's Hist, of Bucks Co., settled in Southampton 
about 1722, whom he supposes to be of Holland origin, in which he is un- 
doubtedly mistaken. A Joseph Fenton was a deacon of the R. D. church of 
Northampton and Southampton in 1759, and an elder in 1763. On the 
records of the R. D. church of N. Y., appears a Joseph Fenton of London, 
who m. March 18, 1683, Mary Nixon of England. An Eleazor Fenton, a 
Quaker, m. 1690, Elizabeth Stacy at Burlington ( First Settler* in Newton, N. 
J., p. 389). It is evident the family is of English origin. 



I20 Fifth Genkration. Descendants of 

22, 1793, d. Mar. 20, 1833. Resided near Churchvillc, 
was blind and a farmer. 

Issue : — 

217. Jokn Lefferts, b. Sept. 16, 1810 ; d. Mar. 8, 1871 ; m. 
Jan. 9, 1840, Mary Ann Stackhouse (b. April 28, i8i9),in New- 
town, Pa., where they resided until their removal in April 1855, to 
Empire, Whiteside co., 111., carrying on the business of a wheel- 
wright. Issue: Mary Jenks, b. Aug. 20, 1840 ; m. Nov. 22, 1870, 
Omar E. Farming, a farmer near Empire, III., s.id have 4 children : 
Phebe, Frank, Jessie, and Omcr A. Caroline Elizabeth, h. Feb. 
7, 1842, m. Oct. 1, i860, Daniel D. Lincoln, a farnier, who 
served in the 111. cavalry nearly 4 years during the late rebellion, 
and d. Dec. 20, 1868, at Morrison, III., leaving 2 children, Mary 
and Belle; Anna Jenks, b. June 13, 1844, single, and teaches 
school at Empire; Sarah Vanhorn, b. Dec. 20, 1846, m. 1st, Nov. 

22, 1870, Glasgow Shannon, a farmer, who d. June 7, 1872 ; 
their only child d. Apl. 26, of the same year ; m. 2d, Mar. 28, 
1876, George T. Reed, a dealer in grain and lumber at Gait, 111. : 
Charles Henry, b. Jan. 13, 1849 ; m. Dec. 14, 187''^ Elizabeth 
Miller ; is a farmer residing near Dennison, Crawford co., lo., and 
has one child, Anna ; Susan Stackhouse, b. Mar. 21, 1852 ; d. Feb. 

23, 1867, at Empire. 

218. Arthur Lefferts, of Newtown, Pa., b. Aug. 14, 1813 ; m. 
Dec. 2, 1838, Susan Wilson, b, Nov. 19, 1817, and has children, 
Delia Ann, b. Oct. 9, 1841, m. Oct. 11, 1863, Theodore Search; 
and James Wilson, b. Mar. 31, 1844, m. Oct. 4, 1877, Lizzie 
Leedom, b. Oct., 4 1847. 

218 J. Sarah C. Leff'erts, b. Sep. ig, 1815 ; m. John Holt and 
resides at Bristol, Bucks co., Pa. 

219. Louisa Lefferts, b. Sept. 1,1818; m. Sept. 4, 1838, Wm. 
H. Stowman miller, of PVankford, in 23d ward of Phila., b, Nov. 
30, 18 14, and have issue: — James M. Stowman, b. May 29, 
1840, m. Anna M. Simonton : Mary F. Stowman, b. June 27, 
1842, m. Timothy L. Gregory: John W. Stowman, b. Oct. 
14, 1844, m. Jennie Stevens: Sarah H. Stowman, b. Aug. 18, 



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LeFFERT LeFFERTS. 121 

1847 ; m. AlbanusL. Krewson ; Georgiana Stowman, b. May 10, 
1850 ; m. John G. Rheam : Harry Stowman, b. Sep. 4, 1852; 
m. Clara Martin ; Louisa H. Stowman, b. May 14, 1856; d. 
Apl. 14, 1864: Kate E. Stowman, b. May 15, 1856 ; m. Martin 
Micheals. 

220. Sarab Lefferts, b. Sept, 6, and d. Sept. 9, 1821. 

220^ Simon Lefferts, b. Nov. 12, 1824 ; d. Mar. 23, 1873 5 
m. Annie Mahan, and have several children. 

134. Arthur Lefferts. No further trace. 



DESCENDANTS OF LEFFERT LEFFERTS (71) AND 
ANN OR NANCY DUBOIS OF PA. 

135. Jonathan Lefferts, b. Feb. 7, 1779. Held the 
office of justice of the peace in Buck's county, Pa., and d. 
single. 

136. Leffert Lefferts, b. Aug. 17, 1780 ; d. Aug. 
14, 1855 ; m. Jane IVyckoff^ dau. of Oukey WyckofF and 
Sarah Schenck, b. June 25, 1775. Was by trade a tailor, 
and buried at Spottswood, N. J., where he had held the of- 
fice of deacon and elder in the church. 

Issue: — 

221. Sarah Ann Leerts, bap. Nov. 18, 1804; d. ; 
m. Jaquei son of William Denysc and Maria Ver Kerk 
Van Nuyse; b. 1806 ; d. Dec. 13, 1877. He was capt. 
of a vessel sailing from Middletown point (Mattewan), N. J., to 
N. Y. Issue: Helen Dcnyse, b. Jan. 17, 1833 ; d. Feb. 11, 
1855. 

222. Lienor Lefferts, bap. Nov. 2, 1806 ; m. John 
Dayton a ship carpenter of Jersey city. No issue. 

223. Henry Dubois Lefferts, bap. Oct. 23, 1808; d. Aug. 11, 
1849 ; m. Phoebe dau. of Reuben and Phebe Johnson. Resided at 
Spottswood, N. J., where he practiced as a physician for about 20 
years. Issue : 

16 



122 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

3154. I. Charles, b. Oct. l 1, 1843 ; d. Jan. 31, 1853. 

356. n. Chester, bap. July 6, 1844 ; m. dau. 
of Joseph yan Mater of near Englishtown. 

356^. III. Isaac, b. ; m. dau. of Joseph 
Holmes of Monmouth co. 

357. IV. Henry, b. ; m. dau. of Peter 
Clayton. 

358. V. Louisa, b. Feb. 19, 1846 ; d. Aug. i, 1851. 

224. Mary Leff'erts, bap. Dec. 26, 1813 ; ni. Green. 

137. Helena Lefferts, b. Aug. 2, 1782; d. Mar. 

9> '783- 

138. Ann Lefferts, b. May 7, 1786 ; d. single. 

139. Isaac Lefferts, b. July 3, 1788; d. Aug. 5, 
1852 i m. Feb. 13, 1822, Mary Tomlinson^^ b. Nov. 16, 
1799; d. July II, 1827. Resided in Newtown, Bucks 
CO., and was a school teacher. 

Issue : — 

225. Alfred Leff'erts, b. Dec. 29, 1822 ; d. March 14, 1870 ; 
m. March 5, 1847, Martha Jane Krewson, b. Jan. 4, 1823. Re- 
sides in Southampton and is a millwright. 

Issue : — 

359. I. Mary Ann, b. Dec. 6, 1847. 

360. II. Hutchinson Jcnks, b. May 21, 1849. 

361. in. Dc Witt Clinton, b. Feb. 16, 1851 ; d. Feb. 18, 1H51. 

362. IV. Isaac D., b. Feb. 20, 1853 ; m. Oct. 10, 1876, Mary 
Ann Sharp. 

363. V. Frank, b. March 25, 1856. 

364. VI. Albert (twin with Frank), b. March 25, 1856 ; m. 
Oct. 13, 1877, Sarah Jane Craven, dau. of Simeon F. and Johanna 
F. Craven. 



• Mary Tomlinson is probably a descendant of yoseph Tomlinson who arrived 
in this country prior to 1686, and finally settled on Gravelly run in Gloucester 
county, N. J., where he d. in 17 19, his wife Elizabeth and ten children sur- 
viving, having held the oHice of king's attorney and judge. 



Abraham Lefferts. 123 

226. ^. Hamilton Lefferts, a machinist of New Hope, Bucks 
b. July, 19, 1824; d. Nov. 13, 1871 ; m. April 13, 1850, Julia 
Ann Ely,^ who d. July 10, 1869, and had issue : 

365. I. Eliza E., b. April 10, 1851. 

366. u. Mary Jane, b. D> c 3, 1854; m. Sept. 5, 1872, 
Charles Evart Large of Trenton, N. J. 

367. III. Walter C, b. Oct. 7, 1858. 

368. IV. Oliver P., b. April 20, 1864. 

369. V. Ruth Anna, b. Oct. 7, 1866. 

227. D. Clinton Lefferts, b. Nov. 7, 1825 ; d. July 13, 1845. 

140. Hellen Lefferts, b. Aug. i, 1790; d. July 14, 

1795- 

141. Arthur Lefferts, b. Aug. 8, 1793; d. Nov. 

3» >793- 



DESCEND.^NTS OF ABR.^HAM LEFFERTS (73) AND 
ATTIE AND MARGARET VAN ARSDALEN OF PA. 

142. John Lefferts (by ist wife), b. March 14, 1784; 
m. Dec. 23, 1804, Helena dau. of the Rev. Jonathan 
Dubois (who was licensed by the German Ccetus in 1750, 
and preached in North and Southampton), b. Dec. 7, 
1786, d. May 3, 1857. Occupies and owns a farm in 
Southampton, Buck's co., Pa., near the Buck tavern of 
some 145 A. where he has resided for more than 30 
years, and is the owner of other farms. A grand- 
son writes (April, 1878), "Grandfather Lefferts is now in 
his 95th year, and still enjoys good health and works at 
shelling corn, goes to the village store, goes out at nights, 
goes to bed in the dark and is quite active generally. His 
mind and memory is still active and vigorous, and he attends 



' A Jotbua Ely, tn. Rachel Lee at Burlington, N. J., in 1699 u per Early 
Settlen of Newton, N. J., p. 390. 



124 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

to his own financial matters. He indulges in the luxury 
of chewing tobacco, which he has practiced since he was 
fourteen or fifteen years of age, has a good head of hair, is 
slightly grey and is known far and wide as the oldest resi- 
dent. When about four years old, at his father's homestead 
where George Lefferts (241) now lives, while workmen 
engaged in building a new barn were at dinner, he climbed 
a ladder standing at its end and mounted and sat on the 
peak of the barn. His father came out and rescued him 
from his perilous position." 

In his younger days the Neshaming (Shammony) or 
North and Southampton Reformed Dutch congregations 
generally spoke Low Dutch, the people went to church 
drawn by ox teams, and the girls without stockings in 
warm weather. The Rev. Jonathan Dubois the pastor of 
the congregation who d. in 1772, was to receive X50 a year, 
a house and seventeen acres in Byberry, and a saddle horse, 
for his services. 

Issue : — 

228. Cynthia or Syrthea Lefferts, b. April 25, 1807 ; m. 1st, 
March 26, 1829, Peter Bennett; m. 2d, Feb. 22, 1849, Isaac 
Praul a farmer at Churchville, Northampton, and has issue : — 

\i. Mary Helen Bennett, b. May 11, 1834; m. Feb. 11, 
1858, Franklin son of John and Alice Rhoads, (Alice being a 
grand dau. of John Stevens and Sarah StoothafF), b. Aug. 20, 1832. 

II. John Bennett, b. Aug. 2, 1831 ; m. Feb. 13, 1861, Annie 
Day. 

HI. William Bennett, b. Sept. 24, 1838 ; m. Dec. 24, 1859. 
Virenc Wjllett, resides in Camden N. J. 

IV. Charles Bennett, b. Sept. 30, 1841 ; m. Feb. 2, 1875, 
Fannie M. Butcher. Resides in Camden, N. J. 

229. jiliee Lefferts, b. Oct. 20, 1809; d. Nov. 25, 1809. 

230. Susanna Dubois Lefferts, h. Oct. 28, 1810; m. March 20, 
1834, Isaiah Delaney, a farmer, in Southampton, b. Aug, 27, i8o6. 



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Abraham Lefferts. 125 

Issue : — '■'' 

I. Mary Helen Delafiey, b. April 8, 1837; m. March 21, 
1861, Lambert Cornell, b. Jan. 9, 1835. 

II. Anna Maria Delancy, b. May 16, 1843; d. Feb. 28, 1871 ; 
m. Dec. 31, 1863, Peleg Dyer, formerly a farmer, and now a milk 
dealer in Phila. Left two surviving children. 

III. Eli2a Ann Delaney, b. Feb. 23, 1840; d. Aug. 3, 1841. 

231. Abraham Lefferts, b. Dec. 14, 1813; d. Nov. 1, 1814. 

232. 'Jonathan Lefferts, b. Oct. 28, 181 5 ; m. Jan. 18, 1838, 
Jane dau. of Lambert Cornell, b. July 26, 1814, resides in Phila- 
delphia at No. 1203 Melon st., and engaged in mercantile business, 
and previously a farmer at Churchville, in Northampton, and a 
justice of the peace. 

Issue : — 

370. I. Helen Maria, b. Jan. 24, 1839; m. Feb. 20, 1862, 
Jacob C. Cornell, b. Feb. 5, 1840, and has issue: — Edward Cor- 
nell, b Nov. 21, 1862. 

371. II. Sarah Ann, b. July 31, 1844. m. April 10, 1870, 
Franklin M. Richie, b. Feb. 20, 1846, a druggist, of Little Rock, 
Arkansas, and has issue: — Clarence Richie, b. Oct. 19, 1872 ; 
Herbert Richie, b. Aug., 1874. 

372. III. Mary Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1846; m. April 22, 1869, 
Francis Bond, b. April 15, 1844, a merchant in Philadelphia. She 
d. Sept. 19, 1876, childless. 

233. Simon Van Arsdalen Lefferts, b. Sept. 23, i8i8 ; m. Feb. 
16, 1843, Susanna D. Staats, b. Dec. 22, 1833. Is a farmer and 
resides at Moreland, Montgomery co. 

Issue : — 

373. I. John Lefferts, b. May 21, 1844; m. Jan. 15, 1873, 
Helen C. dau. of Dr. James S. Rich. Practices law, resides at 
807 North 13th St., Philadelphia and is a deacon in the Second 
Reformed church in Seventh street in said city. Has issue, Walter, 
b. Dec. 12, 1875. 

374. II. Mary Ann Lefferts, b. July 8, 1850 ; m. Dec. 28, 
1876, Henry L. Search, and has issue, Susanna Search, b. Feb. z6, 
1878. 



126 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

234. Charles Lefferls, b. July 1, 1822; m. 1st, Dec. 2, 1847, 
Sarab S. Cornell,^ wlio d. Jan. 9, i860, (youngest sister of Jane 
Cornell who m. Jonathan LefFcrts) ; m, 2d, March 6, 1862, 
Christianna Fioney. No children by 2d wife. Resides at Feastcr- 
ville, Southampton, and is a fanner. 

Issue : — 

375. I. Albert LefFerts, b. April 9, 1849; '"• ^^^' '» ^^"Jly 
Josephine Gill. 

376. If. Maria Jane LefFerts, b. Nov. 23, 1850 ; d. Dec. 27, 
1862. 

377. III. Juliet LefFcrts, b. May 18, 1853 ; m. March 1, 1877, 
John Finney, son of Isaac, and has issue, Charles Finney, b. Jan. 
23. 1878. 

378. IV. Helena LefFcrts, b. Oct. 29, 1855 ; d. May, 1866. 

379. V. John LefFerts, b. Oci. 17, 1857. 

235. Mary Catharine Lefferts, b. Sept. 2d, 1825 ; m. Feb. 7, 
1850, yohn Fetter, a farmer of Church villc, Northampton. 
Issue: — Mary Emma Fetter, b. March 20, 1864. 

236. Henry Dubois LfffertSjh. May 1, 1829 ; m. Jan. 23, 1851, 
Susanna Lukens Hogeland, dau. of Abraham Hogeiand, b. Feb. 17, 
1831. Resides at Northampton, and is a farmer. 

Issue : — 

380. I. Anna Mary LefFerts, b. April 24, 1852. 

381. II. Franklin Pierce LefFcrts, b. March 17, 1854. Gradu- 
ated March 11, 1878, from the Hahneman Medical college of 
Phila., and is practicing at Belvidcre, N. J. 

382. III. John LefFerts, b. Feb. 18, 1857. 

383. IV. Linford Lefferts, b. March 22, 1859. 

384. V. Harriet Johnson Lefferts, b. June 28, 1861. 

385. VI. Abraham Hogeland Lefferts, b. July 14, 1863; d. 
Aug. 2, 1864. 

• Sarah S. Cornell is probably a descendant of Giljam Corrrell of Flatbush, 
who m. Nov. 4, 1710, Cornelia Van Nordwyck, and who settled in North- 
ampton, about 1738. He had issue: — Jacobus, bap. Oct. 2, 1720; Wilhel- 
mui, bap. July 29, 1722; Giljam, bap. Oct. 23, 1724; Johannes, bap, June 
16, 1727; Simon, bap. July 23, 1729, Simon, bap. July 3, 17295 and 
Abraham, bap. Oct. 30, 1731, all in New Utrecht, 



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Abraham Lefferts. 127 

386. VII. Alma Louisa Lefferts, b. June 4, 1865 ; d. Aug. 31, 
1865. 

387. VIII. Almeda LefFerts, b. Feb. 10, 1867. 

388. IX. Susanna Helena Lefferts, b. May 2, 1869. 

389. X. Louisa Homeland Lefferts, b. May 23, 1871 ; d. May 

390. XI. William Hogeland Lefferts, b. Sept. 5, 1873. 

391. XII. Jcnnc Hogeland Lefferts, b. Oct. 5, 1876. 

143. Attie, Elsie or Alice Lefferts, b. Oct. 28, 

1790 i d ; m. I St, Sept. 24., iS 12, Owen Porter ; 

m. 2d, Oct. 20, 1 8 16, Samuel IVinner, 

Issue by ist marriage : Elizabeth Porter ; m. Charles Spencer, 
of Northampton. By 2d marriage : Samuel IVinner, single ; Ben- 
jamin Winner, d. a young man ; Abraham ffinner, m. Emily 
Mood ; 'James Winner, m. Sarah Clark. 

144. Simon Lefferts (by 2d wife), b. Mar. 14, 1793 ; 
d. Aug. II, 1805, from a fall out of a cherry tree on the 
farm of the present George Lefferts. (241.) 



' Alict Hogtland is a descendant of Dirk jfante Hogeland who immigrated to 
this country in 1657 from Maarssen, a town in the province of Utrecht on the 
river Vecht. Dirk at one period was ferryman in Brooklyn and finally settled 
in Flatbush. He m. Oct. 8, i66z, Annetje Hansen Bergen, wid. of Jan 
Clerq, she being called Annetje Feildens on some records in 1 68 1. He had 
jssuc : — in/liiim Dirksen, Joris Dirkscn, Sara Dirksen, Necltje Dirksen, 
Annetje Dirksen, and (sup.) Jan Dirksen who took the oath of allegiance in 
Flatbush in 1787. 

^•'(///■jOT Z);V)tj^n took the oath of allegiance in Flatbush in 1687, and probably 
afterwards removed to Bucks co., Pa. Among other children, he had a ton 
Dirck, b. 1698, d. about 1776, m. Maria Stot, Floct, or VIoett. 

Dirck HogelaiKTs will is da. Dec. 7, 1775, pro. Aug. 1, 1778, in which he 
names six daughters and his youngest son Dirk K. He had a ion Daniel, bap. 
April 3, 1738, dau. Elizabeth, bap. Oct. 2a, 1735; a dau. Attie, who m. 
Abraham Stevens son of John Stevens and Sarah Storthoff. Dirck settled in 
Southampton, Bucks co., prior to 1719. 

Dirk K. Hogeland resided on and cultivated a farm near the Buck tavern in 
Southampton, w*i for many yean a justice of the peace and commonly known 



128 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

145. Abraham Lefferts, b. July 7, 1794; d. Aug. 
21 ; 1862, m. March 28, 1822, Jlice or Elsie Hogeland^^ b. 
April 1, 1800, d, Dec. 28, 1866, dau. of Squire Dirk K. 
Hogcland. Was a farmer and resident of Southampton. 

Issue ; — 

237. Johanna H. Lefferts, b. Jan. 8, 1823 ; m. Feb. 1, 1843, 
Simeon F. Craven, b. Sept. 20, 1820, a farmer in Southampton, 
Bucks CO. Issue : — 

I. Alice Elizabeth Craven, b. Aug. 22, 1844; m. James Spencer, 
a farmer. 

II. Rachel C Craven, b. June 26, 1846 ; m. Joseph Lybrand 
Billings, a farmer. 

HI. Rolandus Craven, b. June 16, 1848 ; m. Henry Evans, a 
farmer. 

IV. Abraham L. Craven, b. Oct. 7, 1849; J"- Rebecca Pauls- 
worth, is a farmer in Southampton. 

V. Anna Maria Craven, b ; single. 

VI. Sarah Jane Craven, b. July 17, 1856 ; m. Oct. 1 3, 1 877, 
Albert Lefferts, a farmer, son of Alfred Lefferts and Martha Jane 
Krewson, and have issue. Alberta Lefi'erts, b. Dec. 28, 1877. 

238. William Leferts, b. Oct. 31, 1824; d. Dec. 31, 1824. 

239. Margaret Lefferts, b. Oct. 26, 1825 ; m. Oct. 8, 1846, 
James Fox. 

240. E/ias Lefferts, b. Nov. 7, 1827 ; d. Oct. 4, 1829. 

241. George Lefferts, b. March 8, 1820 ; single. A farmer on 
the homestead in Southampton. 

242. Ann Maria Lefferts, b. Sept. 9, 1832 ; m. Henry White, 
a farmer in Northampton, and has several children. 



as Squire Hogcland. He m. Johanna dau. oF John Stevens and Sara Stoothoff, 
whose father owned Bergen's island in Flatlands. He d. and had children : — 
John J Sarah, whom. John Kroesen ; Abraham, who m. Johanna Fenton : 
Isaac (a twin with Abraham), who m. Phebe Staats j Daniel; William, who 
m. Attie Fenton } Alice, who m. Abraham Lefferts ; and Maria, who m. Henry 
Wjnkop. 



Abraham Lefferts. 129- 

243. Charles D. Ufftrts, b. June i, 1836; m. Dec. 30, 1858, 
'Josephine Thornburg, b. Aug. 3, 1835. ^^^ * butcher near Rich- 
boro in Bucks co., and now a hotel keeper in the 23d ward of 
Philadelphia. 

Issue : — 

392. I. Abraham Lefferts, b. Oct. 1, 1859. 

393. II Maggie Kate Lefferts, b. Dec. 20, 186!. 

394. III. George Lefferts, b. Dec. 18, 1863. 

395. IV. Mahlon V. Lcfi*crts, b. April 27, 1865. 

396. V. Alice Elizabeth Leff"erts, b. Dec. 23, 1873. 

244. Sarah Jane Lefferts b. July 30, 1838 ; m. Theodore 
Tbornburg. 

245. Elizabeth Lefferts, b. July 11, 1842 ; d. Nov. 27, 1848, 

146. James Lefferts, b. Sept. 26, 1797 ; d. Sept. 19, 
1855 -, tn. Jemima dau. of Mahlon Hicks.' Settled in 
Indiana, about 10 or 12 miles from Indianapolis, where his 
children all married, and his descendants reside. 

Issue : — 

246. Elizabeth Lefferts. 
i^y. Abraham Lefferts, twin. 

248. Mahlon Lefferts, twin. 

249. Mary Ann Lefferts. 

250. Simon Lefferts, who had 5 or 6 children, names not obtained 

147. Ann Lefferts, b, Oct. 7, 1800 ; d. Mar. 18, 
1863 ; m. J^n. 17, 1822, John Thompson. 

Issue: — 

I. Albert Thompson, b. Nov, 21, 1822. 

II. Abraham L. Thompson, b. Mar. 28, 1824. 

III. Mary Ann Thompson, b. Feb. 26, 1826 ; single. 

IV. Benjamin Franklin Thompson, b. Oct. 3, 1827. 

V. Charlts Thompson, b. July 18, 1829. 



' Mahlon Hich ii probably a descendant of John Hicki of England, b. about 
1610, who immigrated to Long Island in 1643. His great grandson Gilbert 
■ettled in Bensalem, Pa., about 1747 or 1748. 

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130 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

VI. John Praul Tbompsotty b. Jan. 15, 1831. 
VII. Henry Thompion, b. May 2, 1833. 
VIII. Margaret Thompson, b. May 6, 1837. 

IX. Elizabeth Thompson, b. Aug. 16, i860. 

148. Attie or Alice Lefferts. No further trace. 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOBUS OR JAMES LEFFERTS (75) 
AND ELIZABETH KNIGHT OF PA. 

149. Mary Lefferts, bap. June 8, 1788. No further 
trace. 

150. Charles Lefferts, b ; d ; m. . . . 

Resided in the city of New York and was a watch maker ; 
his name does not appear on the city directory. 

151. Simon Lefferts. No further trace. 

152 Eliza BenoNi Lefferts, bap. Nov. 27, 1803. 
No further trace. 

153. Susanna Lefferts, bap. July 11, 1808; m. 
Joseph Addis. 



DESCENDANTS OF PETER LEFFERTS (79) AND 
JANNETIE LEFFERTS, AND FEMMETIE HEGEMAN 
OF FLATBUSH. 

154. Catryna Lefferts, b. May 16, 1776; d. Jan. 
24, 1809 ; m. July 3, 1794, 'Johannes Cortelyou^ son of 
Isaac, of N. U., b. Feb. 2, 1772, d. June 27, 1855. I"" 
herited from her father the farm which her father bought 
of John Hegeman, located on the east side of the main 
road in the village of Flatbush, and south of the farm of 
John Lefferts. 

Issue : — 

I. Peter Lefferts Corte/you, b. Feb. 15, 1796; d. Nov. 14, 
1801. 



Peter Lefferts. 131 

II. Isaac Cortelyou, b. Oct. 8, 1797 ; d. Nov. 10, 1845 ; m. 
Nov. 2d, 1819, Sarah T. dau. of Timothy Cortelyou of New 
Utrecht, b. Oct. 7, 1 802, d. Sept. 9, 1 876 Occupied the homestead 
of his mother, and in 1837, 38,41 and 42, was supervisor of Flatbush. 
]A\% chWArzn ■were Catharine Lefferts Corfelyou,h. April 12, 1821, m 
Oct. 13, 1858, Wm K. Williamson, of Flatlands and now (1878) 
of Flatbush ; Timothy T. Cortelyou, b Aug. I, 1822, d. at sea ; 
John Cortelyou, b. March 12, 1824, d. March 30, 1851, a lawyer 
by profession; Isaac Cortelyou, b. Dec. 10, 1821;, d. Oct. 16, 
1826; Anna K. Cortelyou, b. April 4, 1828, m. Jan. 27, 1859, 
Horatio G. Ondcrdonk of Manhassct ; Peter L. Cortel^/ou, b. Nov. 
6, 1829, m. April 24, 1851, Jane dau. of T. G. Bergen of Bay 
Ridge, is a farmer at Mattcwan, N. J. ; Isaac Cortelyou, b. Jan. 1 i, 
1832, d. April 16, 1841 ; Sarah T. Cortelyou, b. Jan. i, 1834, m. 
Sept. 14, 1856, Garret T. son of T. G. Bergen ; and Jacob L. 
Cortelyou, b. May 23, 1836, d. 1875, m. Sept. 14, 1856, .Adaline 
Browcr, was engaged in mercantile business in Brooklyn. 

ui. Jacob Cortelyou, b. Oct. 16, 1799 ; d. Dec. 26, 1800. 

IV. Aletta Cortelyou, b. Aug. 5, t8oi ; d. .'^ug. 16, 1822. 
V. Jane Cortelyou (twin), b. Aug. 5, 1801 ; d. Nov. 2, 1806. 

155. Jan Lefferts, b. Nov. 29, 1778; d. Feb. 14, 

»779- 

156. Sarah Lefferts, b. Jan. 11, 1782 ; d. July 16, 

'783. 

By 2d wife. 

157. John Lefferts, b. Dec. 14, 1785 ; d. Sept. 18, 
1829 ; m. June 3d, 1823, Maria Lott (i6l) dau. of Jacobus 
L. Lefferts (95) of N. U., b. Aug. 20, 1786, d. Sept. 23d, 
1865. 

He owned, resided on, and cultivated the homestead of 
his ancestors, a large tract in Flatbush ; was highly respected, 
of good judgment, fine ability, and held many important 
trusts, which gained for him the confidence of the whole 
community. From Oct. 181 1 to Sept. 1813, he was 



132 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

county treasurer, the salary of the office being then only 
$30 a year, honor and not profit being the object. Was 
the democratic candidate for congress in 18 13 and elected, 
his opponent being his kinsman, Judge Leffert Lefferts of 
Bedford. Elected and served as a member of the consti- 
tutional convention of the state in 1821, and from 1821 to 
1826, was a member of the state senate, and known as 
Senator John, to distinguish him from others of the same 
name in the county. While a member of the senate it was 
proposed at the session of 1824 to take from the legislature 
the power of electing presidential electors and invest the 
same in the people, in favor of which change a bill was re- 
ported by the committee to whom the subject was referred. 
The opponents of the measure fearing to vote directly 
against it in consequence of its popularity with the people, 
after various ineffectual efforts at amendments, finally dis- 
pond of it by postponing its consideration until the first 
Monday in November, a virtual defeat. The senators who 
thus defied popular opinion were long known as the immor- 
tal 17, they being Bowman, Bowne, Bronson, Dudley, 
Earll, Greenly, Keyes, Lefferts^ Livingston, Malloiy, 
McCall, Redfield, Stranahan, Suydam, Ward, Wooster 
and Wright, 17: the noes were: Burrows, Burt, Clark, 
Cramer, Gardiner, Green, Haight, Lynde, Mclntire, 
Morgan, Nelson, Ogden, Thorn and Wheeler, 14.' 

Unswerving honesty, uprightness and strict integrity 
characterized his public and private life, and by his early 
death, not only was his immediate family bereaved in the 
loss of an affectionate husband and father, but the church 
lost one of its most active members, and the county a noble 
and public spirited man. 

His will is da. Sept. 23, 1827, pro. Dec. 8, 1849, ""^c. 
in lib. 3, p. 357 in K. co. sur. off., and in it he devises his 



* See Hammond's Political Partiei in the State of New York, Tol. 11, p. 153. 



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I 



Peter Lefferts. 133 

Flatbush farm lo his son John, and his Queens co. lands 
in Jamaica to his dau. Gertrude. 

Issue : — 

251. Gertrudf L. Lefferts,h. April 16, 1824; m. July 8, 1846, 
Judge jfohn Vanderbilt of Flatbush, a lawyer by profession, b. Jan. 
28, 1819, d. May 16, 1877, and has issue, Leffert l^anderhilt h. 
Jan. 8, 1848 ; m. Nov. 3, 1870, Charlotte T. dau. of Charles 
Nelson Spoffcrd. • 

An obituary of Judge Vanderbilt in one of the public 
prints states that ** he was a graduate of Columbia college, 
and delivered the valedictory of his class. He entered the 
law office of Judge J. A. Lott and the Hon. H. C. 
Murphey, was admitted to the bar in 1842, and soon after 
became the junior member of the firm with which he had 
studied. In 1844, Gov. Bouck appointed Mr. Vanderbilt 
first judge of the county, in pl::ce of Judge Greenwood who 
had retired." On the remodeling of the courts under the 
constitution of 1846, he returned to his duties as an attorney. 
"In the fall of 1851, Judge Vanderbilt was elected to the 
state senate, and while in the senate was a member of the 
committee which examined into the affairs of President Nott 
of Union college." In 1853, ^''* Vanderbilt was the 
candidate of the delegations of Kings and several of the 
western and other counties for the nomination of governor, 
his successful opponent being Judge Amasa J. Parker of 
Albany^ Mr. Vanderbilt being nominated for lieutenant 
governor, and thus instead of heading, placed second on the 
ticket. "The contest was very active; several tickets 
were in the field, and the republican one, with John A. 
King of Queens co. at its head was elected. "After this 
Judge Vanderbilt retired from active political life. He 
continued, however, to exert a direct influence upon local 
politics. His influence was felt in many local improvements. 
He was a member of the senatorial commission which in- 



134 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

vestigated the encroachments on the harbor of New York 
by wharf builders" and fixed the bulk head and pier lines 
for the same. 

** As a public man he was noted for his clear views on 
all subjects relating to the public welfare." A stroke of 
paralysis with which he was afflicted, compelled him finally 
to retire from active public life, and confined him to his 
house for the remaining ten years of his life. His mental 
faculties however were not obscured, nor his knowledge of 
the law affected by his physical weakness. His opinions 
on legal matters continued to be relied on by his friends 
and neighbors until his death, which was hastened by a 
second stroke of the disease. 

252. John LfJ'erts, b. Aug. 12, 1826 ; m. ist, June 17, 1851, 
EliZM I., dau. of James LefFcrts of Bedford, b. April 18, 1831 ; d. 
Nov. 13, 1867 ; m. 2d, Feb. ist, 1871, Helen A. Evans, dau. of 
Seth G. Evans and Hannah L. Hodgkins, b. July 30, 1840, of New 
Hampshire. Owns and resides on the homestead of his ancestors 
in Flatbush, a portion of which he sold. 

Issue by 1st, wife : 

396. I. Maria Lott LefFerts, b. May 30, 1852 ; d. Sept. 17, 
1852. 

397. II. John LefFerts Jr. b. March 1, 1854, m. June 14, 
l876,*Mary J. dau. of Joseph W. Gray of Brooklyn. 

398. III. James LefFcrts, b. March 27, 1855. 

399. IV. Phebe Gertrude LefFerts, b. Dec. 13, 1856. 

400. V. Ann Eliza LefFerts, b. Feb. 28, 1858. 

401. VI. Robert LefFerts, b. March 2, i860. 
By 2d wife. 

402. VII. LefFert, b. Sept. 27, 1871. 

403. VIII. Dwight Chapin, b Oct. 22, 1874. 

404. IX. Arthur, b. June 29, 1877. 

158. Seytie or Cynthia Lefferts, b. Mar. 15, 1791 ; 
d. April 25, 185P; m. September 19, 1814, Leffert I. 
Lefferts (160) of New Utrecht. 



Jacobus L. Lefferts. 135 

Issue : — 

257. Maria. 

258. Phehe. 

259. James L. 

260. Peter. 

261. yohn L. 

262. Leffert. 

263. Leffert. 

For a full account of whom see children of Leffert I. Leffern 
(160). 






DESCENDANTS OF JACOBUS L. LEFFERTS (95) AND 
MARIA LOTT OF NEW UTRECHT. 

159. John L. Lefferts, b. Oct. 20, 1781, and bap. 
Nov. 8, in N. Y. ; d. Jan. 18, 1829; m. isi, Sept. 16, 
1809, Catharine dau. of Robert Benson of N. Y., a sister 
of Maria wife of Leffert Lefferts of Bedford, b. Dec. 8, 
1787, d. Dec. 22, 1817; m. 2d, Helena Kissam who d. 
Aug. 12, 1870, in N. Y. aged 80. Owned, cultivated and 
occupied the front or southerly half of his fathers farm 
fronting on the main road in the village of New Utrecht, 
of which town he was supervisor from 181 7 to 1822, in- 
clusive. 

Issue : — 

253. James Lefferts, b. March 27, 1811 ; d. March 28, 1839, 
single. 

254. Robert B. Lefferts, b. Sept. 9, 1813 ; d. May 3, 1864 ; 
m. Feb. 20, 1845, Cornelia dau. of John and Sarah Lefferts of 
Bedford who d. June 6, 1857. No issue. Engaged in mercantile 
business, in Front, South and other streets in N. Y. from 1837 
to 1856, residing at Bedford, Brooklyn. 

255. John Lott Lefferts, b. Sept. 20, 1815; d. 1864, single. 
Engaged in dry goods business in the city of N. Y. In 1849 was 
a defeated candidate for assistant alderman of the second ward. 



136 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

256. Richard yarUk Lefferts (by 2d wife), b. Sept. 19, 1822 ; 
d. April 25, 1825. 

160. LeffertI. Lefferts, b. Nov. 6, 1783, d. March 
27, 1830; m. Sept. 19, 18 14, Seytieox CynZ/^/a (158), dau. of 
Peter Lefterts(79) of Flatbush, b. March 15, I79i,d. April 
25, 1850. Owned, cultivated and occupied the one half of 
his fathers farm in N. U. located on Cowenhoven's lane. 

Issue : — 

257. Maria Lefferts, b. April 25, 1816 ; d. July 14, 1837; m. 
Jan. 6, 1836, Jeromus I. Johnson for many years a merchant in 
N. Y. and now of Brooklyn : issue, Maria Johnson, b. July 7, 1837, 
m. Dec. ID, 1870, Rev. Charles Jones. 

258. Phehe Gertrude Lefferts, b. June 30th, 1818 ; m. March 
10, 1853, after the death of her sister Maria, Jeromus I. Johnson, 
her brother-in-law, son of General Jeremiah Johnson, issue: — 
Jeromus Johnson, b. Aug. 3, 1855. LefFert Johnson, b. June li» 
•857. 

259. James L. Lefferts, b. Oct. 1, 1820 ; d. March 4, 1878. 
At one period a merchant in the leather business in the Swamp in 
N. Y., and a resident of Brooklyn. 

260. Peter Lefferts, b. Dec. 24, 1822 ; d. Feb. n, 1846. 

261. John L. Lefferts b. Dec. 4, 1825. A lawyer by profession, 
and at present a resident of Brooklyn. 

262. Leffert Leeffrts, b. Aug. 11, 1828; d. Oct. 21, 1828. 

263. Leffert Lefferts, b. Sept. 29, 1829 ; d. July 19, 1832. 

161. Maria Lott Lefferts, b. Aug. 20, 1786 ; d. 
Sept. 23, 1865 ; m. June 3, 1823, John (157) son of Peter 
Lefferts (79) of Flatbush, b. Dec. 14, 1785, d. Sept. 18, 
1829. 

Mrs. Lefferts was a woman of fine appearance, courtly 
manners, and exceedingly attractive, which caused her to 
be long remembered by observers. President Van Buren, 



Jacobus Lefferts. 137 

when casually passing her residence, called to pay his re- 
spects to her on behalf of her deceased husband with whom 
he had been associated in public business, and remarked to 
a friend of the writer, that she was the finest woman he 
had ever met with. During her life she was an active 
Christian worker in the church, and for a quarter of a 
century was superintendent of a Sabbath school. 

Issue : — 

251. Gertrude L. 

252. John. 

For a full account of whom sec children of John LefFcrts (157) 
and Maria L. LefFcrts of Flatbush. 



/ 
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN L. LEFFERTSt97) AND SARAH 

COVVENHOVEN OF BEDFORD. 

162. Leffert Lefferts, b. March 30, 1791, in N. 

Y. city ; d. Dec. 31, 1868 ; m Amelia Ann dau. of 

Judge John Cozine' of the city of N. Y. 

Issue : — 

264. John A. Lefferts, b. June 20, 1815, in N. Y. ciiy ; m. 
Dec. 9, 1836, Catharine Eyre of Sheffield, England, b. Nov. i, 
1818. Engaged in mercantile business in the city of N. Y., and 
resides in Brooklyn : at one period resided at Schoolcraft, Michigan. 

Issue : — 

405. I. John Cozine Lefferts, b. Sept. 15, 1837,31 Schoolcraft, 
Mich. ; m. Sept. 15, 1859, Delia Mulvina dau. of Garret Black and 



• There was a Grieije Coiyn, who m. April 19, 1654, in New Amsterdam, 
Herman Theunissen ; Genje Cousyn, who m. March 10, 1671, in N. Y., 
Andries Juriaansz ;  Garret Cosynsen who m. Oct. 15, 1673, in N. Y., 
Belytje Jacob* Qulclc of New Orange ; and a HtndrUk Cosynsti, of N, Y. who 
had a dau. Neeltje, bap. Feb. 28, 1680. The family owned lands fronting on 
the Hudson river on Manhatten island. 

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138 Fifth Genkration. Descendants of 

Phcbe Simonson, and has children, Leslie, b. July 21, i860 ; Au- 
gustus, b. Nov, 18, 1861 ; and Clinton, b. May i, 1867, d. May 
7, 1868. 

406. II. Marshall LcfFcrts, b. Feb 9, 1840, at Schoolcraft, Mich.; 
m. Oct. 9, 1 866, Clara Walker, dau. of Maham Fay and Mary Peters 
Forbes, and has children, Sigourncy Fay, b. Aug. 20, 1867 ; Isabel, 
b. June 15, 1870; Charles Macubin, b. April 19, 1873 ; and 
Clara May, b. Jan. 1, 1876. 

407. III. Leffert LcfFcrts, b. Nov. 12, 1841, at Schoolcraft, 
Mich.; m. Oct. 3, 1865, Mary Bogart, dau. of Lewis Colwell and 
Catharine Lavina Bcrtholf, and has children, John Augustus, b. Oct. 
22, 1866 ; Grace Lavinia, b. Sept. 16, 1868, d. July 12, 1871 ; 
Harry, b. Jan. 22, 1871 ; and Lewis Colwell, b. Sept. 15, 1874. 

408. IV. Maria McKisson LefFerts, b. Dec. 25, 1844, in Brooklyn; 
m. Oct. 5, 1865, Joseph Dorset Taylor, son of Asher Taylor and 
Sarah Coffin, and has issue, Catharine Louise Taylor, b. Aug. 5, 
1866; Lydia Martha Taylor, b. Dec. 13, 1868; and Joseph 
Dorset Taylor, b, July 15, 1873. 

409. V. Edward Leffcrts, b. Aug. 20, 1846, in Schoolcraft, 
Mich., d. Sept. 20, 1846. 

410. VI. Augustus Leffcrts, b. March 20, 1848, in Schoolcraft, 
Mich., d. April20, 1848. 

411. VII. Eliza Montgomery LefFerts, b. April 29, 1852, in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 14, 1874 ; m. Feb. 5, 1873, William 
E. Whiteman, and had issue, William B. Whiteman, b. Nov. 8, 

•873. 

412. VIII. Mary A. LefFerts, b. Dec. 17, 1856 ; d. Aug. 13, i - 

>857- ;, 

265. M/iria Lefferts,h. March 12, 1817; m. Oct. 5, 1835, \ 

John McKessen, b. Feb 22, 1807, a druggist of the city of New ', 

York, and son of John McKessen, an attorney at law. ' 

Issue : — I 

I. Elizabeth Dorothea McKessen, b. July 2, 1836 ; m. Oct. 14, 
1854, Hugh N. Camp, b. Oct. 14, 1827, and has issue: Edward 
B. Camp ; Maria LefFerts Camp ; Henry N. Camp (deceased) ; , 

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John L. Lefferts. 139 

John McKessen Camp; Frederic Edgar Camp; Alice Emilv 
Camp ; Hugh Camp, Jr.; and William H. Camp. 

11. Amelia Maria McKessen, b. March 28, 1838 ; m. Nov. 10, 
1859, J. Hobart Hcrrick, and has children, J. Hobart Herrick, Jr. ; 
Florence Herrick; Isabel May Hcrrick ; and Ethel Hull Herrick. 

in. John McKessen, Jr., a druggist in the city of New York, b. .\-. .-v*. u 
April 23, 1840 ; m. Nov. 20, 1867, Lelia S., dau. of John P. 
Forbes, and has children, John McKessen (deceased) ; Clifford 
McKessen, (deceased) ; Irving McKessen ; and Buckley McKessen. 

IV. Catharine Ann McKessen, b. Feb. 2, 1842; m. Nov. 8, 
1865, John L. Kirkland, and has children, Wm. Reed Kirkland, 
(deceased) ; Howard Kirkland ; A. Percival Kirkland ; Wm. R. 
Kirkland; and Hugh N. Kirkland. 

V. Isabella Marshall McKessen, b. April 2, 1842 ; single. 

VI. Mary Augusta McKessen, b. July 7, 184^ ; single. 

VII. Eliza Georgiana McKessen, b. April 15, 1847 ; m. June 5, 
1873, Wm. L. Vcnnard ; no issue. 

VIII. George Clinton McKessen, b. Feb. 20, 1849 ; single. 

IX. Virginia Greenway McKessen, b. Feb. 23, 1852 ; m. Jan. 
12, 1876, G. Bruce Brown and has issue, Catharine N. Brown. 

X. Ida Lefferts McKessen, b. Feb. 23, 1854 ; si«gk. rv^ U.'"'^^^ '^\v*. ? 

266. E/iz^ Lefferls, b. March 3, 1819 ; m. April 17, 1848, ''^'^'*- A 
John B. Montgomery, of Harlem, N. Y., and has no issue. %Ji:fK- 

267. Marshall Lefferts, h. Jan. 15, 1821; d. July 3, 1876; ^ 
m. June 4, 1845, Mary, dau. of Gilbert Allen and Ann Raymond, 

b. March 12, 1826. Was (1874) president of the Gold andSiock 
Telegraph Co., of N. Y., and for years col. of the celebrated 7th 
regiment of ihe Slate of N. Y., where he resided. He died sud- 
denly while accompanying the veteran corps of the 7th regt. to 
Philadelphia to attend the centennial anniversary of our independ- 
ence. 

Has children : — 

413. I. George Morewood Lefferts, M.D., b. Feb. 24, 1846. 

414. II. William Henry Lefferts, b. March 25, 1847; m. 
Jan. 17th, 1872, Edith dau. of John Crane and Sarah Briggs. 



140 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

415. III. Marshal] ClifFonl Lcffcrts, b. Nov. 28, 1848 ; m. 
April 9, 1878, Carrie Ella, ilau. of Peter C. Baker of the city of 
N. Y. Engaged with his father in the oflicc of the telegraph 
company, 

416. IV. Frederick Raymond LefFerls, b. Oct. 8, 1850; m. 
Elizabeth daii. of Charles Waring and Fanny or Francis Maria. 

417. V. Grace LcfFcrts, b. Aug. 17, 1852. ' 
/(18. VI. Mary Kmily LcfFerts, b. July 12, 1854. 

419. vn. Louis Eugene LefFerts, b. March 30, 1856. 

— . 268. Lejjert Le(ferti, b. Feb. 14, 1825 ; d. Aug. 27, i8<;2 ; m. 
.April 21, 1846, Ih/en M., dau. of J. N. Stebbcns, who d. Aug. 
27, 1852. 

Issue: — 

420. I. Helen M. LefFerts, b. Dec. 1846 ; m. June 7, 1869, 
Wendell Prime. 

421. II. Oscar L. LcfFcrts, b. April 1850 ; m. , 
Louise A. Hubbard, b. Sept. 7, 1851. 

163. Ida Lefferts, b. Dec. i, 1794; fl- Sept. 6, 
1795- 

164. John R. Cowenhoven Lefferts, b. March i, 
1796 ; d. April 7, 1796. 

165. Catharine Lefferts, b. March 21, 1797 ; d. 
Feb. 23d, 1855 -, m. Nov. 19, 1816, John LaiMaw of N. 

Y., b. April 5, 1794, d. April i, 1863. | 

Issue : — 1 i 

I. Sarah Lefferts Laidlaw, b. Jan. 31, 1818; d. May 26, \ 
1856. I 

II. Thomas Laid/aw, b. Nov. 25, 1819. 

HI. Mary Ann Campbell Laidlow, b. May II, 1822 ; d, Dec. 

31, 1864 ; m. March 24, \%'^(), Henry W Buel, h. AprW 7, 1820, 

and had children : — Minerva Buel, b Nov. 16, i860 ; John L.  

» 
Buel, b. Nov. 27, 1861 ; Catherine L. Buel, b. Feb. 14, 1863 ; 

Mary Ann Buel, b. Dec. 31, 1864 ; d. Aug. 10, 1865. j 



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John L. Lefferts. 141 

IV. Margaret Sophia Laidlaw, b. Dec. 28, 1 824; m. Nov. 23, 
1854, Ephraim Mower, Jun. 

V. Catharine K. Laidlaw, b. Jan. 9, 1827; m. April 24, 1867, 
Henry W. Buel. 

VI. Elizabeth Laidlaw, b. Oct. 15, 1830 ; m. April 29, 1861, 
John P. Mann. 

VII. Leffert L. Laidlatv, b. Feb. 1, 1835; "i- Nov. 24. 1858, 
Cornelia L. Danieh, and has issue: — John LefFerts Laidlaw, b. 
June 12, i860. 

166. Nicholas R. Cowenhoven Lefferts, b. March 

28, 1799 ; d. July 10, 1844 » m 1822, Mary 

Ann^ dau. of Richard Rapalje and Alice Conover, of New 
Brunswick, b. March 17, 1803. She became a communi- 
cant of the 1st R. D. church, of New Brunswick, March 
7» *^35- Previous to his marriage to Miss Rapalje, he 
was engaged to Rachel, dau. of Richard Berry, of Gowanus, 
who d. July 4, 1840, and who was reputed to be the most 
beautiful woman in the county. 

Issue: — 

269. Sarah Cowenhoven Lefferts, h. Feb. 8, 1823 ; m. Feb. 
23, 1841, at New Brunswick, flenry L. Stebbins, b. • Aug. 30, 
1818. She joined the R. D. church of New Brunswick, Aug 31, 
1855, on certificate, and has had 10 children, 2 of whom are dead. 

270. Richard Rapalje Lefferts, b. Nov. 10, 1824; m. April 22, 
1853, Elizabeth, dau. of the late John Osbrey. Resided in 187231 
Kcyport, N. J. In 1855, in the telegraph business in the city of 
New York. 

Issue : — 

422. I. Dollie Brevoort LefFerts, b. Feb, 10, 1854. 

423. n. Bessie Osbrey LefFerts, b. Nov. 21, 1856. 

271. Maria Benson Lefferts, b. IVlay 3, 1836, and bap. in the R. 
D. church of New Brunswick. 

167. James Lefferts, b. March 6, 1800 ; d. Aug. 11, 
1862; m. Oct. 21, 1821, Ann Elixa Jones^ of Newtown, 



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142 Fifth Generation. Descendants of 

who d. Sept. 29, 1857. ^^^^ ^'^^ office of colonel. En- 
gaged in mercantile business, principally dry goods, in the 
city of New York, where he resided. 

Issue : — 

272. Edwtird iV. Leffertf, b. Oct. 29, 1822 ; d. April 11, 
1869; m. Louisa Brown, who d. Feb. 17, 1869. No issue. 

273. John Lefferts, b. Dec. 25, 1824 ; d. Feb. 24, 1827. 

274. Lfffert Lefferts, b. Dec. 21, 1826 ; d. Jan. 8, 1832. 

275. Harriet EiiTUi Lefferts b. Dec. 5, 1828 ; d. Dec. 10, 1830. 

276. Elixa J. Lefferts, b. .April 18, 1831 ; d. Nov. 13, 1867; 
m. June 17, 1851, John LcfTcrts (252), of Flatbush, and had 

children : 

396J. I. Maria Lott Lefferts, b. May 30, 1852; d. Sept. 17, 
1852. 

397. n. John Lefferts, Jr., b. March i, 1854. 

398. HI. James Lefferts, b. March 27, 1855. - 

399. IV. Phebc Gertrude Lefferts, b. Dec. 13, 1856. 

400. V. Ann Eliza Lefferts, b. Feb. 28, 1858. 

401. VI. Robert Lefferts, b. March 2, i860. 

277. Sarah Lefferts, h. July 2, 1834; d. Sept. 2, 4871 ; m. • 
Feb. 24, 1851, John H. Cornell, and had children : 

I. Whitehead J. Cornell, b. Jan. 1 1, 1852 ; d. Jan. 23, 1852. 
II Juliet H. Cornell, b. May 10, 1853. 
HI. James L. Cornell, b. Jan. 24, 1861. 

278. Harriet Lefferts, b. May 24, 1836; d. Aug. 10, 1865. 

Single. 

279. Cornelia Lefferts, b. July 30; 1839 ; m. April 29, 1858, 
'James Edward Jenkins, and has a son, Louis Lefferts Jenkins, b. 
March 20, i860. 

280- Elizabeth Dorothea Lefferts, h. Jan. 19, 1842; d. Sept. 
29, 1864 ; m. Nov. 4, 1862, Alhert P. Thorpe, and had issue: — 
Ida L. Thorpe, b. Oct. 30, 1863 ; d. March 11, 1865. 

281. Catharine Victoria Lefferts, b. Aug 5, 1844 ; m. June 14, 
1865, William C. Nee/us, and has issue: — Elizabeth Dorothea 



John L. Lefferts. 143 

Necfus, b. Dec. 20, 1867, and Edward Lefferts Neefus, b. Jan. 22, 

•873. 

168. John Lefferts, Jun., b. March i, 1804 ; d. 
April 17, 1826, single. 

169. Sarah Lefferts, b. Nov. 17, 1805 ; d. Aug. 
23, 1849; ^' J""^ '^> '^39> ■^' Orville Alillard^ an at- 

» torney practicing mainly in the city of N. Y., residing in 

Brooklyn. 

Issue : — 

I. Sarab L, Millard, b. July 6, 1840; d. Oct. 6, 1841. 

II. John L. Millard, b. March i, 1842 ; d. Sept. 22, 1843. 
HI. James L. Millard, b. Jan. 14, 1844 ; m. Nov. 25, 1868, 

Sarab B. Butler, b. May 26, 1850. 
, IV. Charles Millard, b. Nov. i, 1845 ; d. July, 1846. 

K /^i '^^ V. Robert L. Millard, b. May 27, 1847 ; d. July 29, 1848. 

Xjf^ '*^' 7*" V*- Lefferts Millard, b. Aug. 7, 1 849 ; m. Dec. 7, 1869, Clara L. 

^ ,3, ^cj Du Valle, b. June 25,1851.'^- -  /  :> •n^'^^ 

•* 170. Rem Lefferts, b. Nov. 11, 1807; d. April 7, 

1867; m. A/ar/^tf i^/raZ/cw, b. May, 1817, was 

a broker in Brooklyn, residing in Bedford and left no issue. 

171. Cornelia Lefferts, b. March 27, 181 1 ; d. June 

[' 6, 1857; ^' ^^^' 20, 1845, Robert jB., son of John L. 

>^ Lefferts of New Utrecht. No issue. Resided with her 

husband in Bedford. 



DESCENDANTS OF LEFFERT LEFFERTS (99) AND 
MARIA BENSON OF BEDFORD. 

172. Elizabeth Dorothea Lefferts, b. May 5, 
1824; m. Oct. 8, 1845, James Carson Brevoort^ b. July 
10, 1818, son of Henry (and Laura) Brevoort, merchant 
of N. Y. Resides on the homestead of her father at 
Bedford in the city of Brooklyn. 



144 Descendants of Leffert Lefferts. 

Mr. Brevoort is a graduate of the £cole Centralc des 
Arts et Manufactures, Paris, 1838; accompanied his Ex- 
cellency Washington Irving as attache to Spain, 1842; 
constructing commissioner and secretary of the Brooklyn 
water works, 1856-62; regent of the university, 1861 ; 
one of the founders and president of the Long Island 
Historical Society, 1863-73: LL.D. of Williams college, 
1873; ^ trustee of the Astor library since 1852, and more 
recently its superintendent, which latter position he resigned 
in consequence of its interference with his other duties. 

Issue : — 

Henry Lefferts Brevoort, b. Jan. 27, 1849 ; m. Nov. i, 1871, 
Elizabeth Scbemerborn. 



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CORRECTIONS AND EMENDATIONS. 

Page 15, line 22, add " also as a curiosity one of the Hoogwoude family 

taken from a description in the same work. 
" 39, line 6 (No. 15), in place of 1709, insert 1707. 
" 39, line 20 (No. 16), in place of Oct. 4, insert Oct. 14. 
•' 40, line 7 (No. 59), in place of May 22, insert May 29. 
" 40, line 8 (No. 60), in pl.ice of June 10, insert April 22. 
" 40, line 14 (No, 17), in place of Okey, insert Gcrrit Gerritse. 
" 41, line 13 (No. 65), in place of Feb. 11, insert Feb. 14. 
" 42, line 2, in place of Gilliam, insert Gilyam. 
" 45, line 31, (No. 70), in place of bap. Dec. 11, 1742, insert b. Oct. II, 

1742. 
55, line 38, insert m. Sept. 6, 1774 in N. Y., Catherine Clopper. 
65, line 13 (No. 46), after Peter Kock insert, probably a descendant of 

Peter Cock and Annctje Dircksen, who were in thii country u early at 

1639. 
" 72, line 7 (No. iv), for Elsjc Kook, insert Elsje Kock. 
" 76, line 14 (No. 59), for May 22, insert May 29. 
" 77, line 10 (No. 60), for June 10, insert April 22. 
" 79, line 9 (No. 117), for 1784, insert 1785. 
•' 79, line 10 (No. 118), for Dec. 12, insert Dec. 13. 
" 80, line 16 (No. 121), for August 6, insert August 4. 
" 80, line 26 (No. 69), after west insert, and at one period a resident of 

Cincinnati. 
•* 80, for lines 27, 28 and 29, insert 70. j^rt, Aarti otjirtbur Lefferti, b. 

Oct. II, 1742; d. Sept. 5, 1824 ; mar. Feb. 18, 1767, y^rrMncAf ^<i»i 

jicrtidaltn, b. May 25, 1745, d. Nov. 10, 1799} resided near Rich- 

boro, in. 
" 81, add to line 3 (No. I 30), b. Feb. 28, 1768. 
" 81, add to line 4 (No. 131 ), b. Feb. 11,1770. 
" 81, add to line 5 (No. 132), b. Nov. 9, 1779. 
" 81, add to line 6 (No. 133), b. March 12, 1786. 
" 81, line 9 (No. 71), for Feb. 8, insert Feb. 5. 
" 81, line 13 (No. 71), after Stevens, insert, was a farmer and resided in 

Northampton. 
" 82, line 2 (No. 145), for 1796, insert 1795. 
•' 89, line 21 (v.), for Jan., insert July. 
" 89, line 34 (No. 90), for May 3, insert March 3. 
" 94, No. 171, on this page is duplicated on page 104. 
*' 96, No. 172, on this page is duplicated on page 105. 
" 102, No. 173, on this page is duplicated on page 106. 
•' 103, No. 174, on this page is duplicated on page 106. 
" 103, Nos. 175 and 176, on this page are duplicated on page 107. 
" 104, line 8 (No. 112), for Dec. 4, insert Dec. 24, 
" 105, line 8 (No, 282), for Henry Bush, insert Henry Buck. 
" 106 line 4 (v), for Eliza, insert Eliza Jane Robinson 
" 108, line 22 (No. 117), for 1782, insert 1785. 
" 109, line II (No. it), for Sep. 3, insert Sep. x. 
10 



146 Corrections and Emendations. 

" 109, line 18 (No. 118), for Dec. 12. insert Dec. 13. 

•• no. line 19 (Ko. 184), for 1823, insert 1833. 

" no, line 29 (No. 121,) for 1790, insert 1798. 

" III, line 1 J (viii), for Slack, insert, Flack. 

" 113, line 4 (No. 316), after 1839, read, d. Feb. 24, 1841, at Bustleton 
23d ward, Phila. 

" 113, line 17, after 1876. insert, at Indianapolis, Ind., and after Jacob K.. 
Rorer, insert, and hjve 2 children. 
• •' 113, line 18, at the conmicncement of the line insert April 7. 

•* 112, line 17, after Lightcap, insert, and have 3 children. 

" 1 1 6, in place of lines 4 to 15, insert, 203. ^nn Lejferts, b. Nov. 19, 
1792 ; d. Feb. 17, 1869 ; mar. Nov. 22, or 25, 1810, Wilhelmus Cor- 
nell, a carpenter of Northampton, and had issue : 

I. John Cornell, b. Oct. 7, 181 1 ; mar. Nov. 20, 1834, Elizabeth Beam, 
and is a farmer at Churchville. 

II. Elenor Cornell, b. March 6, 1816; mar. Jan. 4, 1838, Anthony 
Slack. 

III. James Cornell, b. Nov. 2. 1827; d. June 21, i860 ; mar. Dec. I 2, 
1839, Sarah Hunter, and wai a car conductor residing at Frankford, 
Fhia. 

IV. Cornelia Cornell, b. Nov. 25, 1818 ; d. April 8, 1875, single. 

T. Jesse Cornell, b. Feb. 9, 1820; mar. ist Feb. 2, 1843, Elizabeth 

Craven, who d. Oct. 21 1844; m. 2d, Nov. la, 1846, Esther Y. or 

Hettie Fenton ; is a farmer at Northampton. 
" 119, the numbers between 345 on p. II9 and 35400 p. Ill are omitted, 

and also No. 355 on p. 122. 
" 127, line 17, for 143, insert 145. 
134, line II, for 396, insert 396J. 



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APPENDIX. 

Names on Andross's Patent of New Lotts. 

The custom among the early settlcrsof this country of add- 
ing to their proper names for surnames, the names of their 
fathers, thus making all the sons of a Peter, Peterses, and 
of William, Williamses, and dropping or only occasionally 
using their proper family or surnames (if they had any), 
makes it very difficult, and in some cases impossible to 
determine with certainty to what family an individual be- 
longs. In the account of Gov. Andross's patent of New 
Lotts on page 8, the proper surnames of several of the 
patentees are given between brackets. In addition to 
those thus shown, the surname of William Jacobse and his 
son Hendrick, was Boerum ; that of Cornelis Barentse, was 
ran JFyck ; of Pieter and Willem Guiljamse, was Cornel/; 
of Titus Sierx or Syrachs was Devries^ but his descendants 
now use the surname of Titus or Tetus^ and are to be found 
in Queens county ; of Dirk Janse, was ^an Fitet ; of Aert 
Janse and Jan Jansen, probably Fanderbilt. The Cornelis 
(Janse) Bogert's name is generally written Bougart or 
Boomgart, and is the ancestor of the New Jersey Bogerts^ 
but no connection of Tunis Gysbert Bogert, the ancestor 
of the Kings co. family. The proper surname of Floor 
Willemse has not been ascertained, but he is probably the 
Floris IVillemxen who married Helena Arians and had a son 
Gysbert bap. May 22d, i68i in the Dutch church of 
N. Y., the witnesses being Adriaen Lambertse and Jan- 
netje Cornelis. The family names of Gerrit Lubbertse 
whose name also appears on Dongan's patent of 1685, has 



148 Appendix. 

also not been ascertained, but he is probably a brother of 
Tys Lubbertse and a relative of Jan Cornelise Buys of 
Midwoud, for which seep. 250 of Calender of N. Y. His. 
Dutch manuscripts. He took the oath of allegiance in 
Flatbush, in 1687, and is entered as a native of this country. 

Land Purchased by Residents of Kings County, and 

BY AUKE LeFFERTS (3) AND HIS HeIRS IN MoNMOUTH 

Co., New Jersey. 

May the i6th, 1709, in consideration of £1730, Lewis 
Mori is Esq., of Morrisiaiia, in the county of Westchester, 
and state of New York (afterwards governor of New Jer- 
sey), conveyed to Ryck Hendrickse (Suydatn), Jacob 
Hendrickse (Suydam), Dominicus Vanderveer, Daniel 
Polhelmus, Johanus Poliielmus, and Auke Lejf'crts all of 
Flatbush, and Steven Coerte (Voorhies) of Gravesend, all 
of the county of Kings, in said state of New York, a tract 
of 1572 acres, commonly known as the 1 500 acre tract, 
situated at Middlctown in the county of Monmouth and 
state of New Jersey, "beginning at a white oak standing 
about 20 rods from the Swimming river, running north 
north west almost 5 degrees more westerly 105 chains, be 
it more or less, to a white oak standing on the bank of Hop i 

river; then south west and by west 152 chains, more or \ 

less, to upon a stony hill ; then south east to a black oak :5 

tree standing on the creek of Swimming, and so along to '^ 

the river banks, along the river tothe place where it began," 
etc., *' excepting and reserving also all the Iron mine in the 
said land with liberty to dig, cart and convey away the same 
as often as to the said Lewis Morris, his heirs, Exr's, Adm's 
and assigns shall seem meet." (See lib. G., p. 141 of 
Con. in Monmouth co. clerk's oft'.) This tract was sur- 
veyed and divided, as appears by subsequent conveyances, by 



Appendix. 



149 



Peter Cortelyou into seven lots, one for each of the grantees, 
and was located north west of Tinton falls, now known as 
the Phalanx, some of the Polhemus's yet occupying a part 
of it, and on his portion Aucke Lefferts probably settled. By 
another deed of May 11, 171 1, relating to the same tract, 
Aucke Lejferts [■^) and Johannes Polhemusare set forth as of 
Middletown, Monmouth co., from which it is evident 
that prior to this last date they had removed to their New 
Jersey lands. 

Feb. 18, 1730, Oulce (Auke) Lefferse (3) for £45 bought 
of Gysbert, Benjamin, Cyrenus, and Joseph Van Mater, 
34 acres. (See lib. O., p. 876, of Con. in Monmouth 
CO. -clerk's off.) 

Feb. 20, 1795, William Grover of Penn., for £306, con- 
veyed to Arthur LefFcrson (60) of Upper Freehold 43^ A. in 
said locality. (See lib. M., p. 479 of Con., in Monmouth 
CO. clerk's off.) 

April 12, 1800, Thomas Scattergood of Upper Freehold 
for X1033, conveyed to Arthur LefFersen (60) of the same 
place a tavern house and lot in Imlay town in Monmouth 
CO. (See lib. M., p. 160 of Con. in Monmouth co., 
clerk's off.) 

May 21, 1800, Wm. Forman, Elisha Walton and Sam'l 
P. Forman for £2898, conveyed to Oukey Lcrtersen (63) of 
Freehold, a farm of 139 A., with buildings etc., also 21 A. 
of woodland in Freehold. (See lib. M., p. 122, of Con. 
in Monmouth co. clerk's off.) 

Land of Leffert Lefferts (35) in Suffolic County. 

Humphry Avery of Suffolk co., N. Y., by fire and sick- 
ness becoming involved in debt, procured the passage of an 
act by the legislature of the state in 1756, authorizing him 
to dispose of his lands by lottery, to pay his debts, in which 



150 Appendix. 

from the following conveyance, Leffert Lefferts (35) of 
Bedford, appears to have drawn a prize : Humphry Avery 
of Winthrop's patent in Suffolk co. to ''Leofford Leoffords" 
of Bedford in Kings Co., deed dated July 17, 1758, and 
recorded in lib. B., p. 344 in off. of the clerk of Suffolk 
CO. The conveyance set forth this " Whereas the said 
Humphry Avery in the year of our Lord 1756, obtained 
liberty, by Act of Governor and Counsel and General As- 
sembly of said Colony, to make sale of his real estate in the 
said county of Suffolk aforesaid by way of lottery, .'or the 
payment of his debts, and for that end. Managers were ap- 
pointed and sworn, who on oath have divided the said real 
estate into thirty-six parts, numbered and appraised the 
same, published a scheme and put out and disposed of 
tickets, and in the month of June 1758 in the town of 
Brookhaven in said county, in the presence of his Majesty's 
Justices of the Peace with two clerks on oath, did in the 
usual manner proceed and draw the said lottery, and. 
Whereas, lot number three, mentioned as a land prize in 
the scheme of the lottery aforesaid called and known by 
name of Pochang, being valued at X900, was drawn with 
the ticket number six thousand and nineteen, whereof the 
said Leofford Leoffords was the purchaser and possessor ; 
now this indenture witnesseth that the said Humphry 
Avery in consideration of the money paid him by the said 
party of the second part," etc., conveys premises " called 
and known by the name of Pochang Neck, bounded south 
with the great bay, east by a creek to the head thereof, 
thence north to the country road, thence westerly by the 
road to the great Gate, thence westerly half way between 
the two dwelling hoses (houses), to Pochang Brook, thence 
southerly by the brook and cove to the bay first mentioned, 
containing by estimation upwards of three hundred acres of 



Appendix. 151 

upland and mea3ow." There is no evidence on the re- 
cords of Suffolk CO., showing what disposition LefFert 
LefFerts or his heirs made of this property. 

Avery's tract, as per H. Onderdonk Jr., was once 
owned by Gov. Winthrop of Mass., and appraised at 
^£6900. It stretched 4 miles along the south bay, extend- 
ing 7 miles back in the interior of the island. There were 
in the lottery 1616 prizes to 6384 blanks, making 8000 
tickets sold for 30 shillings each ; of these prizes 1580 
were cash prizes of X3 each, equal to £4740, and the tract 
or farm was cut up into 36 parts (each of which was a land 
prize), of a total valuation of £6,900, with a deduction of 
three per cent. The tract abounded in pine timber with a 
fine range for sheep and cattle, was divided by rivulets into 
7 necks, having on it four dwelling houses, a grist and saw 
mill, etc. 



INDEX 



Addis, £nuch, 1 18. 

Joseph, 130 
Aderyjsc, Martu, 20. 
Adrientje, 73. 
Adriansc, Abraham, 46. 

Elbert, 46, 49. 

Gosen, 46. 

Jannctjc, 46. 

Maratie, 46. 

Margaret or Grietje, 46. 

Martin, 46. 

Nceltje, 46. 

Reyer, 46. 

Sarah, 46. 
Anderson, Amelia L., 107. 

I'eter, 34. 
Andriese, Andrics, 56. 
Andross, Gov., 8, 10. 112, 148. 
Applcgatc, Maria, 107. 

Fcter, 107. 
Arentjz, Rinier, 10, 16. 
Arians, Helena, 168. 
Ariens, Aitjc, 33. 

Jannetje, 17. 
Atchlcy, Lizzie Woolsey, 115. 
Aukcs, Gcertruyd, 36. 
Avery, Humphrey, 130, 151, 152. 



Backhouse, Edward T., 98. 
Baker, Carrie Ella, 140. 

- Charlotte, 109. 
Feter C, 140. 

- Sarah, 103. 
Bancher, Gerard, 67. 
Harden, Elizabeth, 119. 
Barcntse, Claes, 29. 

Cornelis, 8, 148. 
Barkeloo, family of, 42, 109. 
Coenrad, 109. 
Dirk, 109. 
Eliza, 109. 
O.t, 77. 
Wm. Jansen, 109. 



Barker, Jacob, 95. 

Barnes, John, 1 1 3. 

Sarah S., 1 1 3. 

William, 1 13. 

Beans, Elizabeth, 1 16, 147. 

Samuel, 1 1 6. 
Bcavoys or Beauvois (»ee De BevoUe). 
Bcekman, Ann, 102. 

Allctta,.iia. / '■ < 
Cornelia, 102. 
Elizabeth Livingiton, loa. 
Elsie, 102. 
Gerard G., 67. 
Gerardus, 10, 13. 
James I., 102. 
John, 101. 
iMary, 102. 
Richard L., 102. 
Sarah, 102. 
Sarah I., 71. 
Belitje, 105. 
Ben, 23, 25, 26, 85. 
Bcnham Gcertruy, 85. 
Bennem, John, 30. 
Bennct, Aaron, 39. 
Altie, 41. 
Charles, 124. 
Cyrenus, 39. 
Elizabeth, 108. 
Garret Schenck, 108. 
Gilbert, 108. 
Henry, 108. 
Isaac, 80. 
Jacob, 45. 
John, 108, 124. 
John Van Mater, 39. 
Mary Helen, 124. 
Feter, 124. 
Sarah, 108. 

William, 39, 108, 124. 
William, H., 108. 
Wilhelmina, 88. 
Winant, 88. 
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Index. 



Benson, family of, 94. 
Anthony, 96. 
Catharine, 95, 96, 135. 
Catryna, 94. 
Derick, 94. 
Egbert, 94, 95, 96. 
Elizabeth, 95, 96. 
Helena, 95. 
Henry, 95. 
Jane, 96. 
John C, 96. 
John Cowenhoven, 96. 
Johannes, 94, 95. 
Maria, 94, 95, 96, 1 44. 
Mary, 95. 

Robert. 55, 94. 95, 96, 135. 
Sampson, 94, 95. 
Tryntjc, 95. 
William, 95. 
Berg or Berex, Catelyn, 94. 
Bergen, 67, 69, 107, 128. 
Aiinetje Hansen, 127. 
Catharine, 98. 
Catharine M., 98. 
Eldert, 100. 
Femmerjc, 105. 
Garret T., 131. 
Jacob, 98. 
Jacob Eldert, 98. 
Jane, I 3 I. 
Jeremiah S., 98. 
John, 67, 68, 69. 
John, G., 98. 
Johannes, 30. 
Leffert, 63, 98. 
Lertert, L., 98. 
Michael, 63, 98, 99. 
Michael Hansen, 105. 
Phebe, 98. 
Rebecca L., 98. 
Sarah Elizabeth, 98. 
Simon, 67, 98. 
T. G.. 5, 131. 
Berket, John, 55. 
Berrien, Sarah, 85. 
Berry Rachel, 141. 
Richard, 141. 
Berryen, Cornslis, 8. 
Beth, 17. 

Bertholf, Oath. Lavina, 138. 
Billings Joseph Lybrand, 128, 
Black Gcrret, 137. 
Mulvina, I37. 
Blom, Abm., 20, 21, 19. 



Blom, Barent, 20, 29. 
Claes Barentse, 29. 
Elizabeth, 30. 
Femmetje, 29. 
Jacquemintje, 29. 
Jannetjc, 29, 53. 
[oris, 29. 
Nicholas, 30. 
Simon, 29. 
Bloom, Jacob, 56. 
Blooilgood, Annetjc, 17. 
Boelc, Jacob, 22. 
Boerum, t'amily of, 62. 
Abm., 62. 
Ary, 62. 

Carel or Karel. 21, 62. 
Elsie or Eltie, 62, 98. 
Garret, 62. 
Hendrick, 20, 148. 
Jacob, 62. 
Jacob VVillemsc, 62. 
Johannes, 62. 
Simon, 47. 
Thomas, 62. 
William, 20, 62. 
Wm. Jacobse, 62, 148. 
Bogaert, Abm , 49. 
Cornelis, 8. 

Cornclis Jansc, 10, 148. 
Gysbcrt, 1*. 3j j 
Tunis, 84. 
Tunis Gysbert, 148. 
Bond, I'rancis, 125. 
Boomgart, Cornclis Janse, 148. 
Bouck, Gov., I 33. 
Boudinot, Elias, 34. 
Bout, Wm. Kredcrickse, 94. 
Bowles, John, 67. 
Bowman, I 32. 
Bowne, I 32. 
Bowyer, Samuel, 17. 
Brevoort, Elizabeth D., 31, 56. 
Henry, 144. 
Henry LetVerts, 144. 
J. Carson, 3, 144. 
Laura, 144. 
Briggs. Sarah, 139. 
Brinckcrhoot, Abraham, 60. 
Altie, 55. 
Caroline, 60. 
Cornelius, 60. 
Dirck, 55, 60. 
Derrick Abramse, 55. 
George, 58, 60. 



Index. 



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BrinckerhooF, James LelTerts, 60. 

Jane, 60. 

Joris, 58. 

Joris Uircksen, 55, 58. 

Lucretia, 58. 

Lucretla Lert'erts, 60. 

Pictcr, 60. 

Susanna, 58. 
Broadhout, [unathan, 94. 
Bruck, 1 14. 
Brokaw, i 3. 
Bromley, Martha, 1 13. 
Browcr, Adeline, 131. 

Ailolphus, 97. 

Maria, 97. 
Brown, Cath. N., 139. 

G. Bruce, 139. 

Louisa, 141. 
Bronson, i 32. 
Buck, Henry, 105, 146. 

Melvina P., 106. 

Margaret, 105. 
Buel, Cath. J... 140. 

Henry W., 140. 

John L., 140. 

Mary Ann, 140. 

Minerva, 140. 
Burt, 132. 
Burrows, I 32. 
Butcher, Fannie M., 124. 
Bush, Henry, 105, 146. 

Margaret, 105. 
Butler, Agnes, I 12. 

Lieut. Ponsonby, loi. 

Sarah B., 143. 

William, 59, 67. 
Buys, Jan Cornelisc, 149. 
Byvanck, Evert, 66. 



Cadwalladcr, Joel, 112. 
Camp, Alice Emily, 139. 

Edward B., 138. 
Frederick Edgar, 139. 

Henry N., 138. 

Hugh, 139. 

Hugh N., 138. 

yohn McKissen, 139. 

Maria LetVcrts, I 38. 

Wm H., 139. 
Cardcll, Thomas, 13. 
Carroll, Bernard, III. 

Cornelius, ill. 

Daniel, ill. 

Elizabeth, ill. 



Carroll, Isaac, ill. 
John, III. 
Mary Ann, ill. 
Rachel, 11 1. 
Carver, Alfred, 1 1 5. 
Edwin L., 1 15. 
Jessie M., 1 15. 
John K.., 1 15. 
Maria V., 1 1 5. 
Catharine, 105. 
Charles II, King, 22. 
Chichester, Abner, 99, lOO, loi. 
Agnes M., 99. 
Isaac L., loi. 
Louisa, loi. 
Claesscn, Bartel, 8. 
Jan, 15. 

Thysie or Tytje, 94. 
Clark, I 32. 

Marrytje, 1 7. 
Sarah, 127. 
CInrkson, .lohn B., 119. 
Clayton, Ellison, 107. 

Peter, 123. 
Clerq, Jan, 127. 
Clopper, family of, 71. 
Abm. Leffcrts, 72. 
Catharine, 55, 72, 146. 
' Cornelius, 7 I. 
Cors. Janse, 71. 
Elizabeth, 72. 
Johannes, 72. 
Margrietje, 71. 
Sara, 72. 

Peter, 35, 71, 72. 
Cock (see Kock). 
Coffin, Sarah, 138. 
Cod wise, Christopher, 73. 
Cocrte, Steven, 149. 
Coles, Eliza Ann, 99. 
Jordan, 99. 
Lewis, 138. 
Mary Bogert, 138. 
Cool, Altie Cornells, 55. 
Cor's Lamberts-, 55. 
Concklin, Agnes M., loi. 
Harmpie, 64, 99. 
Isaac E., 99, loi. 
Jacob, 64, loi. 
Conrad, David, ill. 
Conron, Adam, 108. 
Conover, Cowenhoven, Covenhoven, 
or Van CowenhoTen, family 

of, 54i 93- 
Abegail, 51. 



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Index. 



Conover, Aeltje Janae, 55. 
Alice, 141. 
Anna, 39. 

Anne l.ctl'erscn, 109. 
Antic, 50. 
Arthur, 109. 
Catharine, 93, 105. 
Cat'h Ann, 98. 
Charles Henry, 109. 
Charlotte, 109. 
Cornelia, 93. 
Cornelia Janse, 55. 
Diana, 55, 95, 96. 
Dorothy, 54, 55, 90, 93, 
Ebenezcr, 77, Io8, 109. 
Eleanor, 104. 
Elizabeth, 109, I 10. 
Eliz. Van Tilborgh, 109. 
Elsie, 35. 
Frances, 109. 
Garret, 49, 50, 5I, 55,98. 
Garret |anse, 55. 
Garret Wolferscn, 55. 77. 
George, 104. 
Geradina, 55. 
Hannah, 166. 
Ida, 51, 93. 
Jacob, 55. 
Jacob Baker, 109. 
James Mattison, 109. 
James Scott, 109. 
Jane or Jannctje, 51, 108. 
Jan or John, 49, 54, 55, 83, 93, 

95. 96- 
Jan Garretse, 55. 

John B., 109. 
)ohn Jacob, 98. 
John N., 96. 
John R., 93. 
Johannes, 98. 
Lewis, 108, 109. 
Luke, 51. 

Matia, 78, 96, 105. 
Mary or Marike, 55, 78. 
Mary Ann, 109. 
Mary Gerritse, 55. 
Mary Jane, 109. 
Marretje Garretse, 55. 
Marritje, 55. 
Michael Bergen, 98. 
Nathan (ackson, 109. 
Neeltje or Neltje, 54, 55, 77, 104. 
Neeltjc Gerretse, 54, 77. 
Nelly Janse, 55. 
Nicasius Janse, 55. 



Conover, Nicholas, 55, 9I. 
Nicholas R., 93. 
Pieter, 49, 51, 55. 
Feter W., 78. 
Rachel, 108. 
Rel'ecca Lefierts, 98. 
Rem, 55, 83, 93. 
Sarah, 83, 93, 108, 137. 
Seytie, 51. 
William, 51. 
William E., 109. 
Wm. Gerritse, 55. 
Wm. ''errinc, 109. 
Wolfort Gerritse, 54, 77. , 
Wyckotf, 106. / 

Cornbury, Gov., 18. 
Corndis, Dierbcr, 42. / 

Jannctje, 147. 
Cornell, 42. / 

Abraham, 126.--/ 
Adrian, 22, 'i5.- 
Cornelia, I i(t~, 1 47. 
Edward, I25<^ 
ICU-anor, 1 16, 147'. y^ 
Gilyam, 4V53> il6^ 
Jacob C, 125.,^ 

[acobus, 126. "^ , 

James, 116, 14/. 

[ames L., 1 41. ,-' 

[ane, 125, 126. _^ 
Jesse, 116, 147. . / 

Johannes, 20, *T, 116.^ 

[ohn, I 16, 147. 

|olin H., 141. 

jiiHet H., 141. 

L.-.mbcrt, 125. 

Nelly, 85. , 
• I'cter 85.-^ / 

IVter Guiljamse, 148; 

Sarah S., 126.' 

Simon, 126. 

Whitehead J., 1 41.' / / ' 

Wm.oi Wilhelmus, 93, llb^lK^, 
147. 

Willem Guiljamse, 148. 
Corsen, 42. 
Cortelyou, AUetta, 131 

Anna K., 131. 

Anna Maria, 88. 

Cath. Lefferts, 131. 

Isaac, 85, 86, 91, 130, 131. 

Jacob, 131. 

Jacob L., I3I> 

Jane, 13I. 

Jaques, 9. 



Index. 



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Cortelyou, Johannei, 130. 

John, 131. 

I'eter, 149. 

I'cter L., 131. 

Peter LetVerts, 130. 

Sarah T., I 31. 

Timothy, 88, 131. 

Timothy T., 131. 
Cozine or Cosyn, Amelia Ann, 137. 

Garret, 20, 21, 1 37. 

Gertjc, 137. 

Grictje, 137. 

Hendriclt, 137.^ 

John, 137. 

Nccltje, 137. 
Covert, I 3. 

Elizabctli, 119. 

Isaac, 118, 119. 
Craig, Ely, 107. 
Cramer, I 32. 
Craven, Abraham L., 118. 

Alice Elizabeth, 128. 

Anne Maria, 128. 

Elizabeth, 116, 147. 

Johanna F., 122. 

Rachel C, 128. 

Rolandus, 128. 

Sarah Jane, 122, 128. 

Simon K., 122, I 28. 
Crane, Edith, 139. 

John, 139. 
Cregicr, Cath , 77. 
Croescn (see Kroesen). 
Croolcr, 78. 



Daniels, Cornelia L., 141. 

Davis, 43, 44,8a, 114, 115, 1 18, 119, 

Amelia, 1 1 1. 

Ann Eliza, ill. 

Edward, ill. 
Day Annie, 124. 
Daws, Patience, 78. 
Dayton, John, 121. 
De Bcvoise Abraham, 51. 

Agnes, 98. 

Carel or K.arel, 29, 47. 

Cornelia, 36. 

Gcertruyd, 6a. 

Jacob, 74. 
De Hart, 42. 
De Lamater, John, 68. 
De Laney, Anna Maria, 115. 

Eliza Ann, 125. 

Iiaiah, 124. 



De Lancy, Mary Helen, 125. "i 
Dc LaNoy, Cornelia, 90. v^ 

De Mandeville, Tryntje Gilli«, 51. 
De Mycr, Nicholas, 42. 
Denyse, Helen, 121. 
Jaqucs, 121. 
Tunis, 49. 
William, 121. 
DePtyjter, James, 66. 
De Seen, C<<rnclis, 8. 
De Sille, G rdientje, 55. 

Nicasius, 55. 
De Snyder, Dirk, 8. 
Devries, Titus Syrachs, 148. 
De Wit, Catryna, 90. 
Dircksen, Annctje, 146. 
Ditmars or Ditmas, family of, 73. 
Aaltje, 73. 
Abraham, 73. 
Adraeiitje or Adrianna, 73. 
Ann or Anne, 73, 103. 
Antiatic, 73, 74. 
Brcgic, 73. 
Catharine, 73. 
Dow, 73. 

Douwe Janscn, 73, 90. 
Elizabeth, 105. 
Jan or John, 8, 73. 
Jan Janse, 9, 73. - 
Johannes, 19, 20, 73. 
Laurens, 73, 84. 
Peter, 73. 
Rebecca, 73. 

Rcynicr or Reyndert Janse, 73. 
Dockwra, Wm., 13. 
Dontan, Gov., 10, 90, 1 19, 148. 
Dorlandt, Catryntje, 36, 72. 
Garret, 36. 
Garret Janse, 36. 
Jan or John, 30, 37. 
Jan Garretse, 29, 30, 36. 
Lambert Janse, 36. 
Douins or Douweson Aaltje, 73. 
Doise, 33. 
Doxy, Samuel, 97. 
Drake, Col., 70. 
Duboit, Abram, 81. 
Ann, 82. 
Annatie, 81. 
Antie, 82. 

Catharine, 104, 106. 
Catv, 82. 
Daniel, no. 
Elizabeth, no. 
Helen, 83, 123. 



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Index. 



Dubois, Jonathan, 8l, 8z, 123, 114. 

Mary, 82. 

Nancy, 81, 121. 

Sarah, 82. 
Dudley, 132. 
Dunmore, Gov., 67. 
Dungan, Ellen or Nelly, 115. 

Rev. Thomas, 115. 
Duryea, Abm., 37, 39. 

Charles, 36. 

Cornelius, 74. 

Ellen Nagcl, 89, 

George A., 89. 

Jacob, 23, 37, 74. 

[ohannes, 37, 74. 
Du Valle, Clara L., 143. 
Dye, John, 106. 
Dyne, or Dyna, 23, 85. 
Dyer, Edward, 1 16. 

Elizabeth, 1 16. 

John, 116. 

Feleg, 125. 



Eadaars7, Herman, 41. 

Earll, 132. 

Ertie, loi. 

Egbcrtsen, Hendrick, 94 

Elmohar, 12. 

Ely, Joshua, 123. 

Julia Ann, 123. 
Emott, John, 34. 
Erwin, George, 1 14. 

John, 1 16. 
Evans, Helen A., 134. 

Henry, 128. 
Eyre, Catharine, I 37. 



Fanning, Edmund, 67. 
Farming, Frank, 110. 

Jesiic, 120. 

Omar, 120, 

Omar E., 120. 

Phebe, 120. 
Fay, Clara Walker, 138. 

Maham, 138. 
Feddens, Annetje, 127. 
Fenton, Attie, 128. 

Elcazer, 119. 

Esther V., 147. 

Hettie, ii6, 147. 

Johanna, 128. 

ioicph, 119. 
lary, 119. 



Kenton, Nancy, 119. 

Simon, 116. 
Fetter, John, 126. 

Mary Emma, 126. 
Fine, Elsie, 54, 60. 

Hendrick, 31, 54, 55. 

Jacobus, 54, 60. 

Jacobus Letl'erts, 60. 

Johannes, 54. 
Finney, Charles, 126. 

Christianna, 126. 

Isaac, 126. 

John, 126. ' 
Fish. Jonathan, 74. 
Float, Maria, 127. 
Folkcrson, Folkert, 48. 
FoUeman, Rynicr, 30. 
Folwell, Adrianna, iii. 

Ann, III. 

John LcrtertB, III. 

Joseph, 1 1 1. 

Mary, m. 

I'ctcr, III. 
Fontcyn, 42. 
Forbes, John P., 139, 

l-elia S., I 39. 

Mary Peters, 139. 
Forman, Lydia, 104. 

Samuel, 49. 

Samuel P., 150. 

William, i 50. 
Foster, Jacob, 1 12. 
l"ox, James, 128. 
Francis, Peter, 60. 
Franklin, Sarah, 89. 
Frelinghuyscn, Do., 28. 
French, Piiilip, 49. 
Furman, Wm., 95. 
Fyn, Jan Jansen, 10. 



Gainc, Hugh, 67. 
Gaines, 57, 86, 94, 
Gardner, 172. 
Gertye, 90. 
Gerritscn, Elsie, 99 

Gerret, 146. 

Samuel, 46, 98. 

LetTcrt, 99. . 

Rebecca, 99. 
Gill, John, 1 14. 

Josephine, 126 

Sarah, 1 14. 
Gillis, Margaretta, 65. 
Glen, John, 68. 



Index. 



J 59 4^ vw-*>- 



Googlet, Hendrick, 49. 
Gray, Genl., 55. 

Joseph W., 134. 

Mary J., 134. 
Green, 132. 
Greenly, 132. 
Greenwood, Judge, 133. 
Gregory, Timothy L., lao. 
Greveraet, Catharine, 72. 
Grocer, Mary Marius, 60. 
Grover, William, 150. 
Grumley, John, 67. 
Guiljamse, Pieter, 8, 148. 

William, 8, 148. 
Gyibrechts, Geertie, 15. 



Hagewout or HeghwouC, Isaac, 14, 3 
Jacob, 14, 29. 
Jacobus Lefferts, 30. 
l.ert'ert, 39. 

Leffcrt Steplienie, 14. 
Necltje, 14. 
Ouke, 18. 
Pieter, 14, 19. 
Pieter Pieterse, 1 4. 
Haight, 132. 
Hainclle, Michil, 11. 
Hammond, 132. 
Hanse, Madaleentje, 1 12. 

Simon, 8. 
Hardenburg, 34. 
Harding, Robt., 67. 
Hart, Rev. Charles E., 108. 

Walter M., 108. 
Hartel, Christian, 34. 
Hartshorne, Evelina, 109. 
Heath, Amelia, 1 1 1. 

Clara, 1 13. 
Hegeman, family of, 17, 84. 
Abm., ir, vr, a«, 84- 
Adriaen, 17^ -»i, 84. 
Alida, If. 
Benjamin, 17, 84. 
Catharine or Catryntje, -*7 ly, 

84. 
Denyse or Dennis, 1-7, -af, ^, 
Elbert, .ao, >f-, 84. 
Elizabeth, 17, 73, 84. 
Evert, -»3, 63, 83, 84, 85, 86. 
Femmctjc, 83, 85, 130. 
Francii, 84. 
 Gertie or Gertrude, 85. 
Harmiie, 99. 
Hendricoi, #7, 84. 



H«Brmn>( iMac, 17, >0, &4. 
Jacobui, X7, 84. 
J>n« i a 8. 

John, If, .84, 8% 130. 
Joseph, 17, kT, 84. 
Lucretia, if. 
Martha, 50. 

Nelly or Neltje, 84, 85. 
Peter, 84. 
Peternclletje, 85. 
Rem, 4^, ao, yi, 84, 86. 
Hendrick, 67. 
Hendricks, Anneken, 42. 
Hendrickson or Hendrickte, 39. 
Daniel, 28, 40. 
Jacob, 5, 19, 149. 
Nelly, 41. 
Ryck, 149. 
Henry, 27. 

Herrick, Ethel Hull, 139. 
Florence, I 39. 
J. Hobart, I 39. 
Isabel May, 139. 
Hicks, Gilbert, 129. 
Jemima, 129. 
John, 129. 
Mahlun, 129. 
Hoffman, Martinuj, 95. 

Dr. R. K., 96. 
Holmes, Joseph, 122. 
Holt, John, 120. 
Holwick Hannah D., ill. 
Hoogland or Hogeland, 41. 
Abm., 126, 128. 
Alice, 127, 128. 
Anna, 35, 84, 
Annetje Dirckien, 117. 
Attie, 127. 
Curnclis, 84. 
Cornelis Janie, 33. 
Daniel, 127, 128. 
Dirck, 127. 
Dirk Cornelisse, 33. 
Dirk Janse, 33, 127. 
JJ, Dirk K., 127, 128. 

Elizabeth, 127. 
84. Elsie, 128. 

Isaac, 128. 
Jan Dirkjen, 117. 
John, 128. 
Jorit Dirkien, 127. 
Maria or Marritje, 33, 128. 
NcUctje Dirkien, 127. 
Sarah, 33, 65, 128. 
Sarah Dirksen, 127. 






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Index. 



Hoogland, Squire, Il8. 

Stoffel, 77. 

Susanna Lukens, 116. 

William. ia8. 
Hoogwoudc, 146. 
Howell, Martha, 112. 
Hubbard, Louisa A., 140. 
Hudde, Andries, 54. 
Hunter, Sarah, 116. 



Itaac, rj. 

laaacs, Malcolm W., 67. 
Isabel, 23, 25, 85. 
Irving, Washington, 144. 



Jacobs, Ida, 19. 

Sytic, 19. 
Jacobsc, Hcndrick, 8, 148. 
Jan, 15. 
Fietcr, 13. 
William, 8, 148. 
Jackson, Nathan H., 108. 
Jans, Jansc or Jansen, Aert, 8, 148. 
Aucke, 8, 15. 
Barent, 27. 
Barentjc, 17. 
Charles S., 117. 
Dirk, 8, 148. 
Elizabeth, 15. 
Eva, 16. 

Gccrtjc or Gcertruy, 17, 29. 
Ira W., 117, 
Jacob, I 3. 

Jan, 8, 21, 73, 104, 148, 
Jannetje, 1 1. 
Lucretia, 17. 
Marg't L., 117. 
Marretje, 1 18. 
Neeltje, 1 1 2. 
I'ieter, 13. 
Jcnkens, James Edward, 142. 

Louisa LcHTcrts, 142. 
Jessup, 67. 
Job, 12. 
Johannis, Minne, 8. 

Albert, 8. 
Johnson, Barrcnt, 50. 
Benjamin J., 67. 
Charles S., 117. 
Ira W., 117. 
Jeremiah, 61, 136. 
Jeromus, 136. 



Johnson, Jeromus L., 136. 

Johannis, 30. 

John, 29. 

Letfcrt, I 36. 

Maria, i 36; 

Margaret L., 1 17. 

Pliebe, 121. 

Reuben, 121. 

Richard, 52. 

William, 50. 
Jones, Ann Lliza, 141. 

Rev. Charles, I 36. 
JoorisRcn, Jacob, 12. 
Joostcn, Frans, 15. 
Juriaansz, Andries, 137. 



Kennedy, Capt., 59. 
Kcseyn, Gcrrct, 21. 
Kcycs, I 32. 
King, John A., 133. 

Hugh, 50. 
Kip, 118. 

Kirkland, A. Perclval, 139. 
Howard, I 39. 
Hugh, 139. 
John L., I 39. 
Wm. Reed, 139. 
Kissam, Helena, 135. 
Knight, Elizabeth, 8a, 130. 
Giles, 82. 
Joseph, 82. 
Mary, 82. 
Kouwenhoven (see Cowenhoven). 
Kock, Alice, 65, 66. 
Anna, 71. 
Elsie, 65, 72. 
Peter, 65, 66, 146. 
Kregier, Klizabeth, 112. 
Kroesen, Krewsen, Krowsenor Croesen, 
Albanus L., Ill, 
Catharine, I 12. 
Caroline, 117. 

Dirck or Derrick, no, 112. 
Frans, 112. 
Garret, 112. 
Garret Dirckson, III. 
Hcndrick, ill. 
)anc, 1 16. 
John, 128. 

Martha Jane, 122, ia8. 
Neeltje, 112. 
Nicklas, 112. 
Feter, no. 



Index. 



i6i 



Laidlaw, Cath. K., 141. 

Elizabeth, 141. 

John, 140. 

John Lcrtcrts, 141. 

Lcti'ert L., 141. 

Marg't Sophia, 141. 

Mary Ann Campbell, 140. 

Sarah LcfVcrts. 140. 

Thomas, 140. 
Lambertse, Adriacn, 8, 9, 149. 

Lambert, 1 1. 

Lysbcth, i i. 

Thomas, 1 1, li. 
Large, Cliarlcs Evart, 1 1 3. 
Larzelerc, 42. 
Lavina, 1 10. 
Lawrence, Sarah M., 96. 
Lcadbrttcr, James, 68. 
Leake, Robert, 68. 

Leffertor Leftcrts, 3, 4, 14, 15, 24, 49f 
132. 

Abegail, 16, 18, 27, 28, 32, 36, 

3*<. 39. 4>, 5°» 51. S3. 71.87, 

89, 90. 
Abraham, 16, 22, 27, 33, 34, 35, 

44, 45, 65, 66, 69, 70, 71, 72, 

81, 82, loi, 101, 123, 115 

128, 129. 
Abraham Hogcland, 126. 
Adrlanna or Adriacntje, 27, 28, 

50, 52, 80, 89, I II. 
Aeltje or Acltie, 16, 17, 18, 17 

40, 41, 54. 
Acrt or Artliur, 40, 41, 45, 77 

79, 80, 81, 107, 109, 112 

113, 116, 120. 

Agnes or Agnietjc, 64, 96. 
Albert, 122, 126, 128. 
Alberta, 128. 
Alfred, 122, 128. 
Alice, 60, 81, 82, 124, 137, 130 
Aliie tlirabeth, 129. 
Alice Matilda, 107. 
Alma Louisa, 127. 
Almada, 126. 
. Allien, 16, 41. 
Andrew Jackson, 113. 
Ann, Antje or Anlien, 16, 27, 28, 

36. 40. 45. 50. 77. 81. '0«! 

102, no, 116, 122, 129, 147 
Ann Eliza, 108, 134, 142. 
Ann Elizabeth, 108. 
Ann Maria, 1 1 5, 128. 
Anna or Annie, 18, 40, 79, 81, 



Lefferts, Anna Jenks, 120. 
Anna M., 116. 
Anna Mary, 126. 
Annatje or Annatie, 73, 80, no. 
A. Hamilton, 123. 
Andrew Jackson, 1 1 3. 
Angenietje, 62, 96. 
Aries, Art or Arthur, 79, 80, 1 1 5, 
116, 121, 133, 134, 146, 150. 
Attie, 81, 82, 127, 130. 
Auly or Aultye, 40. 
Augustus, 138. 
Auke, 13, 16, 17, 39, 40, 41, 

77, 78, 84, »o4, "49, '5°- 
Awltie, 54. 
Barrcnt, 30, 32, 53, 55, 56, 60, 

61, 61, 96. 
Benjamin, 16, 18, 38, 40, 41, 79, 

104, 106, no. 
Ressic Osbrey, 142. 
Catherine, Catryna or Catryntje, 

35. 38, 54, 57. 7>.7*i 73. 74, 
86, 87, 88,90, 92, 94, 103, 130, 

140. 
Catherine E., n3. 
Catherine Victoria, 143. 
Caroline Elizabeth, 120. 
Charles, 82, IC3, n2, n3, n6, 

120, 126, 130. 
Charles Andrew, n4. 
Charles D., 129. 
Charles Henry, 120. 
Charles Macubin, 138. 
Chester, 122. 
Clara May, 138. 
Clinton, I 38. 
Conover, 107. 

Cornelia, 94, 135, 142, 143. 
Cynthia, 46, 82, ni, 124, 134, 
136. 

David Barker, 103. 

Uavid Henry, 105. 

Delia Ann, i 20. 

Derick or Dirck, 35, 65, 66, 67, 
68, 69, 70, 72, loi. 

Dc Witt Clinton, iia, 113. 

Diana, 1 16. 

Dollie Brevoort, 141. 

Dubois D., no. 

Dwight Chapin, 134. 

Edmund, n5. 

Edward, 138. 

Edward V.. n9. 



103, 110. 



Edward W., 142. 
Eiiie, 71, loi, 103. 



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Index. 



Lefferts, Eidah or Eyda, 83. 45. 
Eitic, 27. 
Eleanor, 79, 106. 
Ellas, 128. 
Ellas Dongan, 1 16. 
Eliza, 32, 54, 139. 
Eliza Bcauvois, 8z, 130. 
Eliza E., I 23. 
Eliza J., 142. 
Eliza Jane, 1 1 3. 
Eliza L., I 34. 
Eliza Montgomery, 138. 
Elizabeth, 32, 35, 54, 65, 71, 71, 
80, 81, no, III, 117, 129. 
141. 
Elizabeth Ann, 106. 
Elizabeth Dorothea, 96, 1 1 3, 143, 

144. 
Elizabeth fane, 1 1 3, 
Elizabeth V., i 18. 
Elizetta B., 117. 
Ella Catharine, 1 14. 
Ellcnor or Ellen, 77, 104, 105, 

107, 116, 121. 
Ellen D., 117. 
Ellen Jane, 108. 
Elsie, 63, 98, 127. 
Elvvood Spragel, 114. 
Emma Jane, 1 14. 
Eyda see Ida. 
Kemmetjc, 62, 76, 96. 
Forman, 108. 
Francis B., 1 1 3. 
Frank, 122. 
Frank C, 1 17. 
I'ranklin Pierce, 126. 
Frederick Raymond, 140. 
Garret, 40, 49, 52, 76, 79, 83, 

88, 105, 107, 1 10. 
Garret C, 106, 107. 
Garret Krewsen, 112. 
Geertje, 28, 52. 
George, 108, 113, 124, 127,118, 

129. 
George M., 117. 
George Morwood, 139. 
George W., 113, 117. 
Gertrude L., 133, I37. 
Grace, 140. 
Grace Lavina, 138. 
Hannah G., 1 1 3. 
Harmpie, 32, 33, 62, 64, 101 
Harriet, 142. 
Harriet Eliza, 142. 
Harriet Johnson, 126. 



Lefferts, Harry, 138. 

Hcllen or Helena, 81, 122, 123 

I 26. 
Helen M., 140. 
Helen Virginia, 119. 
Helena Maria, 125. 
Hcndrick, 33, 63. 
Henry I22. 

Henry Dubois, 121, 126. 
Henry T., 1 17. 
Henry Wjnkoop, 119. 
Henrietta, 119. 
Hilbron K., 1 15. 
H<iward L., I 17. 
Hutchinson Jcnks, 122. 
Ida, 45, 52, 55, 64, 80, 83, 88, 

93, loi, 114, 140. 

Isaac, 16, 21, 32, 33, 62, 63, 64, 

81, 99, 100, loi, 122. 
Isaac D., 122. 
Isabel, I 38. 
Jacob, 16, 27,28,29, 44, 49, 51, 

S3- 
Jacob S., I 17. 
Jacobus, 13, 16, 28, 29, 31, 32, 

35. 46, 5'. 5^.53. 54, 57. S^. 
59. 60, 62, 72, 82, 83, 88, 96, 

97, no- 
Jacobus L., 57, 64, 90, 91, 131, 

'35- . 
Jackson, 1 1 3. 

James, 44, 46, 60, 64, 82, 92, 

94, 106, 129, 130, 134, 135, 
142. 

James L., 119, I 35, 136. 

James Wilson, 120. 

James Wyckorf, 107. 

Jane, 40, 41, 57, 77, 79, 94, 

108, 112, 129, 130, 134, 135, 

142. 
Jane C, 1 15. 
Jane Elizabeth, 112. 
Jane Hogeland, 127. 
Jannctic. 32, 52, 54, 57, 62, 72, 

83, 88; 90, 96, 97, 130. 
Jan see John. 
Jenny, 40, 79, 108. 
Jerusha Ann, 1 1 2. 
Johanna H., 128. 
John, 3, 4, II, 16, 23, 24, 25, 

16, 27, 29, 36, 38, 40, 41, 44, 

45. 46, 47. 4X,49. 5°. 5^. 55. 
79,80, 81,82, 83,84, 85,86, 
87- 88, 93, 94, 95, III, 113, 
113, 114 118, lio, 123, las, 



Index. 



163 



Lefferts, 126, 130, 131, 132, 138, 

134. 13s. '36, 137, 141. J43-' 

John A., 137. 

John Augustus, 138. 

Jolin Conover, 106. 

John Cozinc, 137. 

John L., or John Lett, 9a, 93, 
96, 135, 136, 137, 143. 

Jolin R. Cowenhoven, 94, 140. 

Jonatli.in, Si, 121, II5, I26. 

Jonjtiun D., 1 14. 

Joseph, 104, 106, 107, 116. 

Juliet, 126. 

Krynjans, 41, 79. 

Lamnietje, 48, 80. 

Laura M., 117. 

Lavina, 1 10, 

LefKcrt, 16, 18, 27, 22, 33, 35, 
36, 37. 38. 39. 40. 4". 4-'. 
44, 45^46, 53- 54. 55- 5^. 57. 
60, 6z, 65, 72, 73, 74, 71, 79, 
80, 81, 83, 86, 90, 92, 93, 94, 
96, 97, 98, 103, 104, 107, 114, 
115, 121, 132, 134, 135, 136, 
«37. '3^. »40. '41. "44, 150. 

>5>. •5»- 
Lcllert I., 92, 134, 135, 136. 

Leslie, i 38. 

Leuwesia, I 1 2. 

Lewis Colwcll, 138. 

Linton), 1 26. 

Louis Eugene, 140. 

Louisa, 120, 122. 

Louisa Hogcland, 127. 

Lucrctia, 60. 

Lydia, 107. 

Lydia Ann, 106. 

Lydia t'laytun, 107. 

Magdalcna on Madclena, 16, 36, 

46, 84. 
Majjgic Kate, 129. 
Mahlon v., 129. 
Margaret, 39, 76, 79, 104, 128 
Margaret Ann, 1 15. 
Margaret M., 1 17. 
Margrietje, 29, 52. 
Maria or Marya, 38, 40, 41, 71, 

74,76, 79, 91, 107, 112, 13s, 

136, 138, 142. 
Maria Benson, 142. 
Maria Craig, 107. 
Maria fane, 113, 126. 
Maria Lott, 92, 131, 134, 136, 

>37. I4». 



Lefferts, Maria Louise, 115. 
Maria McKissen, 138. 
Marshal, I 38, I 39. 
Marshall ClifJord, 140. 
Martha Rachel, 1 17, 
Mary, i8, 39, 40, 41,71, 74. 7^, 
79, 82, 108, 113, 114, 122, I 30. 
Mary A. or Mary Ann, 72, 107, 

lis, 122, 125, 129, 138. 
Mary Cath., 126. 
Mary Elizabeth, 115, 125. 
M.iry Emily, 140. 
Mary Helen Wirtz, 119. 
Mary J. or Mary Jane, 117, 113, 
Mary Jrnks, 1 20. 
Mary M. or Mary Magdalene, 80, 

114, "7. 
Neiiniuth L., 1 17. 
Nelly, Nelke or Neltie, 18, 32, 40, 

54. 7';. 

Nichc.las. 32, 53, 54, 72, 90. 

Nicholas R. Cowenhoven, 94, 141. 

Okey or Ouke, 77, 78, 150. 

Oliver P., 123. 

Oscar L., 140. 

Ouke or Oukey, 18, 40, 1 14. . 

Peter or Pietcr, 11, 16, 18, 19, 20, 
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 35, 
36, 40, 41, 44, 45, 49, 52, 71, 
79. 80,83, »4, 85. 86, 88, 8v, 
102, 1 10, III, 130, 13s, 136. 

Pietcrsc, 7. 

Phebe, 135. 

Phebe Gertrude, 134, 136, 142. 

Rachel or Racgel, 16, 28, 1 1 6. 

Ralston, 115. 

Reding Bcatty, 119. 

Rebecca, 63, 98, 1 10. 

Rem, 61, 62, 94, 97, 143. 

Richard Rapaljc, 141. 

Richard Varick, 136. 

Robert, I 3<, 142. 

Robert B., 135, 143. 

Ruth Ann, 123. 

Samuel, 107. 

Samuel M., 1 17. 

Samuel Y., ill, 113. 

Sallic B., 117. 

Sallie L., 1 13. 

Sarah, 49, 50, 70, 71, 87, 88. 94, 
101, 102, 105, 108, 121, i3i« 

'35. >42, 143- 
Sarah Ann, 1 10, ill, 115. 
Sarah C, 120. 



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Index. 



^ 



LcBcits, Saraii Cowciilioven, 141. 
Sarah E., 107. 
Sarah Jane, 105, 119. 
Sarah Van Horn, 120. 
Sarah W., I 18. 
Seytie or Sytie, 27, 44, 46, 49, 
50, 80, 82, 83, 86, 87, III, 

124, 134. 136- 
Sigourney Kay, 1 38. 
Simeon, 80, 82. 
Simon, 81, 82, 115, II9, I21, 

127, 129, 130. 
Simon V., 113, 114. 
Simon Van Arsdalcn, 125. 
Susan Stackliousc, 120. 
Susanna, 82, I 30. 
Susanna Dubois, 124. 
Susanna Helena, 127. 
Theodores, 1 1 3, 1 1 5. 
Thomas, 103. 
Tobias, 1 10. 
Walter, 125. 
Walter C, 123. 
William, 106, 107, 128. 
William F., 106. 
Wm. Grant, 114. 
William H., 107. 
Wm. Henry, I 14, 139. 
Wm. Homeland, 127. 
Worth, 1 19. 
Yakop, 16. 
Yda, 49, 83. 
Ysack, 1 6. 
Leedom, Elias D., 1 17. 
Elizabeth P., 1 17. 
George M., 1 17. 
Granville M., 1 17. 
Henry T., 117. 
Howard L., 1 17* 
Isaac N., 117. 
Lizzie, 120. 
Sarah P., 117. 
Lee, Rachel, 123. 
Leidy, Jacob, 1 10. 
Lewis, John, i 2. 
Lcydt, Rev. Matthias, 80. 
Lies. 27, 28. 
Lightcap, Amanda, 113. 
Lincoln, Belle, 120. 
Daniel D., 120. 
Mary, 120. 
Lindstrom, Peter, 43. 
Livingston, 80, 131. 
Philip, 67. 
William, 91. 



Lookcrmans, Garret, 78. 
Lott, 64. 

Family of, 90. 

Abby Lcrtcrts, 89. 

Abraham, 19, 20, 90. 

Abraham P., 48, 49, 59. 

Agniftje, 64, 99. 

Antit, 64, 90, 91. 

C.ithjrinc, C.itrina, or Katrina, 73, 

89, 90, 91. 
Christopher, 9, 10. 
Dority, 90, 91. 
Englebcrt, 46, 47, 90. 
Folkert, 91. 
George, 55, 91. 
Gertrude or Gertye, 90. 
Hendrick, 19, 20, 21, 90, 9I. 
Hcndrick, ]., 91. 
Isaac, 37. 

Jane or Jannctjc, 55, 91. 
|eremiah, 89. 
[cromus, 91. 

[ohanncs, 51, 88, 90, 91. 
Johannes E., 86, 91. 
John, 51, 90, 91. 
John A., 89, 133. 
John .H., 75. 
Joris, 90, 91. 
Lammetje, 51. 
Maria or Maritje, 50, 64, 88, 90, 

9'. «3i. »35- 

Nicklaes, 91. 
Nieltien, 91. 

Peter, 8, 19, 64, 90, 91, 105. 
Sarah, 90. 
Lourensen, John, 12. 
Lowe or Low, Cornelius, 67. 
Isaac, 67, 68. 
Nicholas C, 67. 
Loyd, Abegail, 89. 
Batcmann, 89. 
Catharine, 89. 
Harriet Lydia, 89. 
Lcfi'ert'i, 89. 
Leftcrts Ware, 89. 
Lydia '89. 
James, 89. 
Jane Lcticrts, 89. 
jolin Franklin or John F., 89. 
Mary F'ranklin, 89. , 

Mary Elizabeth, 89. 
Sarah Franklin, 89, 
Walter Franklin, 89. 
Lubbcrtse, G , 8, 148. 
Tys, 149 



Index. 



165 



Ludlow, C.ircy, 27. 
Luquier, Elizabeth, 105. 

Jan, 37. 
Luyster, Fieter, 20, 29, 38, 71. 
Lynde, 132. 

Magee, Mary, ill. 
Mahan, Annie, 121, 
Makaquiquas, 12. 
Mallory, 132. 
Mana, John P., |<^I. 
Manny, John L , 109. 
Martcnsc, 4. 

Family of, 46. 
Antie, 46 
Garret, 36, 46. 
Garret L., 36, 62, 
Jannetje, 46. 
Letiert, 36, 46, 49. 
Marten, 36, 46. 
Rem, 46. 
Sarah, 36, 46, 83, 
Martin, Clara, 121. 
Mason, Ann, loi. 

John, loi, 102, 
Matthews, David, 59. 
Helena Ann, 106. 
Lysbet, 94. 
Thcunis, 94. 
Tryntje, 95. 
McCall, 132. 
Mclntire, I 32. 
McKec, Frances E., 109. 
McKessen, Buckley, 139. 
Cath'e Ann, 139. 
Clitiord, 139. 
Eliza Georgiana, 139. 
Elizabeth Dorothea, 139. 
George Clinton, 139. 
Ida Lerterts, I 39, 
Isabel Marshall, i 39. 
Irving, 139. 
John, 83, 138, 139. 
Maria Amelia, I 39. 
Virginia Greenway, 139. 
McKinney, Clara, II9. 
Megargec, Anna, 113. 
Augustus, 1 1 3. 
David C, 113. 
^ Ella, 113. 
Elmira, 1 1 3. 
Emily, 113. 
George W., 1 13. 
Ida, 1 13. 
Joiephine, 113. 



Megargle, Melinda, 113. 

Sylvester, 1 13, 
Meyers, Maria, 95. 
Michaels, Martin, 121. 
Michener, Albert, 1 17. 

Ida M., 117. 

Samuel L., 1 17. 

Wm. E., I 17. 
Middagh, Gcrridt A., 55. 
Miller, Elizabeth, 120. 
Mills, Jonathan, 18. 
Millard, A. Orville, 143, 

Charles, 143. 

James, 143, 

John L., 143. 

LeflVrts, 143. 

Robert L., 143. 

Sarah L., 143. 
Molinaer, Abm., 74. 
Monfoort, Jannetje, 55. 

Peter, 55. 
Montgomery, John B., 139. 

Wm. H., 118. 
Morgan, 132. 
Morris, Lewis, 149. 
Mower, Ephraim, 141. 
Murdoik, Wm., 11 1. 
Murphy, Hon. H. C, 133. 

Thomas, 99. 



Nagel or Naegel, Janneke, 28. 

Philip, 21, 26, 47. 
Neefus, Edward Lefferts, 143. 

Elizabeth Dorothea, 143. 

Wm. C, 143. 
Neeltjc, 54. 
Neny, 27. 
Nelson, I 32. 
Nicolls, Gov., 12. 
Nixon, Mary, 1 19. 
Noorstrant, Jannetje, 20. 

John, 74. 
Nortlyck, Maria Margreta, 105. 
Nott, President, i 33. 

Oakley, Whitson, 100. 

Ogden, 132. 

Olpherts, Suert, 71. 

Onderdonk, Adriaen Andriese, 9, 10. 

Henry, Junr., 3, 17, 152. 

Horatio G., I 3 I. 
Osborn, Mary Emma, 107. 
Osbrey, Elizabeth, 141. 

John, 141. 



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Index. 



/ 



Oudwatcr, Fctcr, 49. 
Overdicc, Clara, 110. 
Owen, Levi Hcadlcy, 119. 



Palmer, 69. 

Thomas, 68. 
Farkn, Amasa J., 133. 
Farmcnticr, I'cter, 1 1. 
I'auljworth, Rebecca, 128, 
Feck, Homer, 1 10. 
Penn, Wm., 42. 
Pennington, Edmond, 41. 

Isaac, 42. 
Perrina, Eleanor, 105. 
Peter, 12. 
Peterson, 1 18. 
Pictcrs Hiflke, 71. 
Pietcrse, Letl'crt, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 
13, 14, 16,17, 24, 46. 

Magdalcna, 15. 
Pipenger, Hcndrick, 37. 
Polhiimus, I 50. 
Polhcmu"., Artliur, 77. 

Berjjamin, 77. 

Daniel. 76, 104, 149. 

Hcndrick, 76. 

Jane, 77. 

Johannes, 39, 149, 150. 

Johannes, Theodorus Rev., 12, 
76. 

John, 76. 

Joseph, 76. 

Lclfcrt, 76. 

Mary, 41, 77. 

Nathaniel, 76. 

Farthcna, 76. 

Sarah, 77. 

Theodorus, 8. 

Tobias, 76, 77. 

Tunis, 37. 
Pompey, 34. 
Fool, Margaret, 1 17. 
Poor, Augustus P., 1 17. 

Elias L., 1 17, 

James W., 1 17. 

John T., 117. 
Porter, Elizabeth, 127. 

Owen, 127. 
Praul, Isaac, 124. 
Prime, Wendell, 140. 
Prins, 33. 
Probasko, Heyltje or Hilletje, 61. 

Stoffel or Christoffel, 8, 9, 10, ii. 
ProToost, Anneke, 65. 



Frovdui-t, Barbara, 16, 65. 

Benjamin, 65. 

David, 65. 

Elias, 65. 

Gillis, 65. 

Jonathan, 65. 

Margaret, 65. 

Samuel, 65. 
Pursiey, Sallie C., 107. 



J^uick, Belytje Jacobs, 147. 



Rachel, 33 

Ragwell, Capt., 58. 

Randall, Rachel, 1 14. 

Rapalic or Rajialjc, Adrianna, 53. 

Altie, 90, 91. 

Antje, 90. 

Cornelius, 53. 

Elizahctii Jorise, 33. 

I'olkcrt, 97, 98. 

Jacobus, 57. 

Jannetjc, 57. 

Jannetjc Joris, 84. 

Jeroniiiious, 57. 

John, 47, 56, 63. 

|(iri3, 58. 

Joris Jansen, 61. 

Marritje, 84. 

Mary Ann, 141. 
Rapelie, Richard, 141. 

Tcunis, 30. 
Raymord, Ann, 139. 

Gilbert Allen, 139. 

Mary, 139. 
Recard, Antje, 84. 
Rcdficld, I 32. 

John, 87. 
Reed, Geo. T., 120. 
Reeder, Alfred, 119. 

Amos, 1 1 9. 

Jacob, 1 19. 

Jeremiah, 119. 

John, 119. 

Joseph, 119. 

Matilda M., 1 19. 
Reeves, Belitjc, 35. 

Biddlc, 1 15. 

Mabel C, 115. 
Reid, Mary V., 109. 
Remsen, family of, 61, 

Ab'm, 61, 73. 

Anna, 61. 



Index. 



167 



Remscn, Annatjc, 61, 73. 
Bcrcgie, 73. 
Catalina, 61. 
Catharine, 55. 
Christopher, 61. 
Cornelia, 97. 
Daniel, 20, 61. 
Derick, 97. 
Dorothy, 60. 
Fcmnictje, 61, 96. 
Henry, 59, 67. 

Hilletje or Hildegonde, 42, 61. 
Ida, 61. 

Isaac. 20, 37, 61. 
Jacob, 38, 61, 74. 
Jan, 61. 

Jannctje, 61, 73. 
Jcrcmi.ili or Jeremyti, 61. 
Jeremiah A., 51. 
Jeromes, 61 . 
Jcronimous, 61. 
Joris, 61, 74. 
Lammatie, 61. 
Maria, 60. 
Metjc, 96. 
Fctcr, 68. 
Phcbc, 61, 75. 
Rem, 8, 34, 61. 
Rem A., 71. 
Rem Jansen, 61. 
Rem P., 60, 67. 
Sarah, 61. 
Simon, 67, 68, 102. 
Stephen, 73. 
Renaudctt, Jacobus, 35. 
Rheam, John G., ill. 
Rhoades, Alice, 124. 
Franklin, 124. 
John, 124 
Rich, Dr James S., 125. 

Helen C, 125. 
Richie, Clarence, 125. 
Franklin M., 125. 
Herbert, 125. 
Rienierse, Auke, 16. 
Rierson (sec Rycrson). 
Rictstap, J. B , 15. 
Riker, 19, 58, 75, 94. 
Robertson, Gen., 59. 
Robinson, Aaron Combs, 63, 106. 
Benj. Leffert<ien, 106. 
Cath. Conover, 105. 
Charles Augustus, 105. 
Eleanor, 106. 
£Uz«, 106, 146. 



Robinson, Eliza Jane, 146. 
Huldah, 106. 
James H., 106. 
Mary, 106. 
Wm. Henry, 106. 
Rodman, Wm., 44. 
Roos. Cornelia, 95. 

Peter, 95. 
Rorer, Jacob K., 113, 147. 
Ross, Margt., 1 19. 
Roscnbergcr, Isaac, 112. 
Rosevclt, Jacobus, 35. 
Ruard, Antjc, 84. 
Rutgers, Alletta, 65, 101. 

Anthony, 34, 65. 

Jacobus, 65. 

John, 65. 

Harmanus, 65, 95. 
Ryckcn, 19. 

Ryckcn or Rycke, Hendritit, 18, 19. 
Ryerson or Rierson, Ann, 75. 

Arian, 8. 

Catharine or Catrina, 75, • 

Elizabeth, 74. 

Frances, 75. 

Geo. Ellis, 100. 

Jacob, 38, 103. 

John, 73, 74, 75, 103. 

Lertert, 75, 103. 

Martin, 75, 103. 

Sara, 75. 
Rynerse, Auke, 36, 37. 

Sara, 46. 



Sackett, Betsy, 116. 
Sands, Comfort, 57. 

Joshua, 57. 
Sarah, 90, 121. 
Scattergood, Thomas, 150. 
Schaats, Rynecr. 94. 
Schemerhorn, Elizabeth, 144. 
Schenck, family of, 77. 

Aaltje, 75, 105. 

Abm., 37, 46, 48, 87. 

Albert G., 78. 

Annetje Martenscn, 46. 

Annetje Roelofsen, 78. 

Antjc, 78. 

Catharine, 87. 

Cornelius, 53, 72, 87. 

Court, 38. 

Court Gerretse, 78. 

Femmetje, 84. 

Garrett, 78, 87. 



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Index. 



Schenclc, Rev. Garret C, 3. 
Gjrret Roelofse, 78. 
Jan or John, 74, 78. 
Jan Martense, 77, 78. 
Jan Roelofse, 78. 
Jane or Jannctjc, 36, 61. 
Jannetje Roelol'sc, 78. 
Johonnes, 72. 78. 
John K., 105. 
John L., 87. 

Henry Wyckoff, 47. 
Koert, 78. 
Lfrtcrt, 87. 

Luke, 41. 

I.ydia, 105. 

Margaret, 78. 

Marg. Roelofse, 78. 

Mari.i, 78. 

Martin, 53. 

Maiten, 53. 

Marten R., 61. 

Mary, 72. 

Marykin or Maryke, 72. 78. 

Maryken Roelofse, 78. 

Mariytje, 84. 

Marytje Roleofse, 17, 78. 

Necltje, 78. 

Neeltje Roclofsen, 78. 

Piter or Petrus, 48, 78. 

Peter J., 86. 

Peter R., 87. 

Peter T., 87. 

Rachel, 78. 

Roelof, 49, 78. 

Roelof Martense, 55, 77. 

Robert C, Gen., 82. 

Sarah, 77, 78, 87, 104. 

Sarah Roelofse, 78. 

Tunis. 49, 87. 

Tunis Vechte, 87. 

William, 78. 

Rev. Wm., 81, 82. 

Willcmtie, 78. 

Willemtie Roelofse, 78. 
Schoonmakcr, Rev. Jacob, 97. 

Rev. Martinus, 97. 
Schut, Barbara, 65. 
Schuyler, Abm. Leftcrts, 71. 

Cornelia, 68. 

Cornelius, 68. 

Samuel, 72. 
Scott, Rachel, 108. 
Search, Henry L., 125. 

Marg. M., 115. 



Search, Susanna, 125. 

Thconarc, 120. 
Sebring or Sc-iibring, Abby, 90. 
Cornelis, 18. 
Jacob, 90. 
Jan Roelofse, 8. 
Letitia, 64. 
Shamose, 12. 
Shannon, Glasgow, 120. 
Sharp, Mary Aun, 122. 
Simonton, Anna M., I2Z. 
Simonsiin, Phcbe, 138. 
Sirax, Titus, 8, 147. 
Skidmorc, Phcbe, 64. 
Slack, Anthony, 116, 147. 

Wm., III. 
Slossen, Jacob, 30. 
Smith, 70. 

Daniel, ico. 
Edmond, 67. 
Waters, 63. 
Smock, Barent, 49, 79. 

Mary Ann, 109. 
Snedikcr, Gerret S., 62. 
Isaac, 20, 21. 
Jan, 8. 
Rebecca, 62. 
Spcncei, James, 128. 
SpofFord. Caroline T., 133. 

Charles Nelson, 133. 
Staats, Picter, 72. 
Phcbe. 128. 
Susanna D., 125. 
Stackhouse, Mary Ann, 120. 
Stacy, Klizabeth, 1 19. 

Mahlon, 43. 
Stebbcns. J. M., 140. 
Helen M., 140. 
Henry L , 141, 
Steele, i8. 
Stevens, Abm., 127. 
Jennie, 120. 
Johanna, 128. 
John, 81, 17.4, 127, 128 
Stiles, Dr., 14, 36, 55, 56, 57, 61. 
Stillwell, Richard, 9. 
Stockholm, Andrew, 74. 
StootholY, Sarah, 124, 127, Ii8. 
Stot, Mari.i, 127. 
Stout, Richard, 1 10. 

Sarah, 1 10. 
Stownian, Georgianna, 1 21. 
Harry, 121. 
]ames M., 1 20. 



Index. 



Stowman, John W., no 
Kate £., 121. 
Louisa H., 121, 
Mary F., 121. 
i Sarah H , 120. 

Wm. H., 120. 
Stranahan, 132. 
Stratton, Martha, 143. 
Strong, 23, 26, 63, 85. 
Stryker, Femmetje, 105. 
Gerret, 8. 
Jacob, 8. 
Jacobus, 40. 
HendricI', 8. 
Scytie, 42. 
Sutphen, Aaron, 109. 
Catharine, 108. 
Joseph H., 108. 
Levi Soliman, 108. 
William, 108. 
Suydam, family of, 18. 
Suydam, 12, 18, 132.' 
Abigail, 60. 
Abm., 10. 

Adrianna or Adriaentje, 19,50. 
Bclitje, 19. ' -* 

Bennctje, 12, 53. 
Cornelis, 19. 
Dow, 19. 
Eytie, 18, 19. 
Geertie, 19. 
Gertrude, 19. 

He^ndri^k.,2..8..9..4.S..S3. 

Ida 18, 19, 4,, 53. 
Isabella, 19. 
Jacob, 19. 

Jacob Hendrickse, 8, 19, ,49. 

Jacobus, 53, 60. ^ 

Jine orjannctje, 19, 53. 

Johannes, 19, 

John or Jan, 19, 20, 85. 

Lambert, 53, 58. 

Rcynier, 72. 

RyckeorRyke, ,8, ,9,20,28 

Ryck Hendrickse, 149 
Seytie, ,9, 83, 85. 
Tunis, 50. 
Symonse, Frederick, 136. 

Tayahansara, 67. 
Taylor, Asher, 138. 

Catherine Louise, ijg. 



169 



Taylor, Joseph Dorset, 138. 

Lydia Martha, 138. 
Teale. 30, 55. 
Ten Eyck, Coenraet, 17, 
Elizabeth, 72. 
Maria or Mary tie, 17, 18, 
Tobias, 17. 
TheLnissen, Herman, 137. 
Thomas, 26. 

Thompson, Abm. L., 129. 
Albert, 129. 
Bcnjn. Franklin, 129. 
Catherine Ann, 129, 
Elizabeth, i 30. 
Henry, 130. 
John, 129. 
John Praul, 130. 
Margaret 130. 
Mary Ann, 130. 
Thornbury, Josephine, 129. 

Theodore, 129. 
Thorne, 132. 

Edward, 57. 
Jacobus, 57, 60. 
Jane, 57, 60. 
Stephen, 57. 
Thorpe, Albert P., 143. 

Ida L., 143. xj 

Tiebout, Alburtus, 66, _ ' 

Cornelius, 67. ,/ 

Garetta, 93. 
Titus or Tetus, 1 68. 

Titus Francis. 

Tom, 27. 

Tomlinson, Elizabeth, 122. 
Joseph, 122. 
Mary. 122. 
Tuthill, Elizabeth, 87. 



Underwood, Debora, 106. 



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22 



Valentine, 28, 29, 71, ,02. 
Van Aersdalm. 42. 

Adriaentje, 80, 115, ,46. 

Alice or Attie, 81. 

Elsie, 81. 

Lammetje, 79, 80, no. 

Margaret, 81, 123. 
Van Beuren, Jan, 20. 

President, 136. 
Van Borsen, Anna, 10. 

Catharine, 95. 



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Index. 



Van Borsen, Egbert, lo, 95. 
Van Brunt, Maria, 90, 91. 

Rutgcrt, 90, 91. 

Col. R., X4. 
Van Catts, Cornelius, 36. 

David, 36, 37. 
Van Cleef, Anna or Anny, 41, 77, 105. 

Benjamin, 77. 

Cornelius, 77. 

Chreynjahn, 28. 

Itic, 50. 

Jannctje, 77. 

Neeltjc, 39, 41. 
Vanderbcek, Kcmmetje, 17, 84. 

Rem, II. 

Rem Jansc, 17, 42, 61, 84. 
Vanderbilt, Annctje Aertsen, 42. 

Antje, 41, 42, 46, 79. 

Aert or Aris, 20, 41, 42. 

Aert Acrtsc, 42. 

Aris Jansc, 9, 42, 148. 

Catharine, 88, 93. 

Catherine Aerste, 42. 

Cornelius Aertse, 42. 

Fcmnictjc Aertse, 42. 

Gertrude L., 3. 

Hendrick Aertse, 42, 

Hilletje, 36, 42. 

Jacob or Jacobus, 54. 

(acob Acrtsc, ^2. 

]acob Janse, 42. 

Jan or John, 8 36, 52. 133. 

Jan Aertse, 42. 

Jan janse, 42, 148. 

Jeremiah, 47, 62, 63, III. 

Jeremiah Aertse, 42. 

Lammetje, 42, 46, 87. 

Lcrt'crt, 133. 

Margrictje, 42. 

Marretetje Janse, 42. 

Peter, 42. 

Rem Ai-rtse, 42. 

Seytie, 42. 
Vandergrift, 42. 
Vander Heul or Huyl, Abm., 58. 

Elizabeth, 58. 

Mary or Maria, 58, 96. 
Vanderhove, Cornells, 13, 21, 30. 
Vanderveer, 42. 

family of, 104. 

Abm. 51, 95. 

Aeltje, 105, 

Antje, 105. 

Beletje, 105. 



Vanderveer, Benjamin, 106. 

Catharine, Catlyntje or Catrina, 
51, 83, 105. 

Cornelia, 105. 

Cornells, 19, 51, 104, 105. 

Cornclis Janse, 51, 104. 

David, 105, 106. 

!)avid G. 104. 

Duminicus, 104, 105, 149, 

Eleanor, 105. 

Elizabeth Dubois, 106, 

Garret, 106. 

Hcndricke or Henry, 50, 106. 

Hendrikjc, 105. 

Ida, 51. 

Jacob or Jacobus, 105. 

Jacoba, 105. 

Jan or John, 49, 105. 106. 

Jan Janse, 104. 

Jannctje, 105, 106. 

Jcrcmias, 105. 

Joseph Dubois, 106. 

Maria, 105. 

Michiel, 23, 105. 

Nceltje, 104, 105, 

Fctcr, 105. 

I'hebe, 105. 

Fhcbe Ann, 106. 

Sarah, 106. 

Sarah Jane, 104, 106. 

Tunis, 105. 

Tunis Jorisen, 73, 
Vandcrvoort, Benjamin, 31. 

CorncliiiS, 56. 

Jacobus, 31. 

Jan or John, 29, 30. 

Jannctje, 31. 

Michael, 29. 

Faulus, 31. 

Peter, 31, 50. 
Van Deursen, Hester, 60. 

Nancy, 41. 

Robert, 94. 

Tryntjc, 94. 

William, 61. 
Van Devcnter, 42. 

Jacobus, 52. 
Van Ditmarsen, Donwc Jansen, 90. 
Van Doren, Margaret, 106. 

Peter, 106. 
Van Duyn, Gerret, 20. 

Matilda, 61. 

William, 61, 73. 
Van Dyck, 42. 

Jannctje, 91. 



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Van Dyclc, Lammetje, 35. 

Marytje, 35. 
Van litk, Winant Ficterse, 15. 
Van Haughwont, LctVert Pieterse, 37. 
Van Hosen, Folkert Janse, 94. 
Van Klct'tJ^Baltus, 83. 

Elizabeth, 83. 
Van Mater, Abcgail, 40. 

Altie or Aultye, 39, 40, 

Benjamin, 41, I 50. 

Cyienus or Crinyance, 39, 40, 41, 
150. 

Elenor, 39, 40. 

Eyke, 41. 

Gysbcrt, 41, 150. 

Helen, 39. 

Jan or John, 41. 

Jan Gysbertsen, 41. 

Jannetjc, 41 . 

Joseph, 41, 122, 150, 

Kryn Jansen, 41. 

Maria, 41, 79. 

Mary, 39, 40. 

Sarah, 39, 40, 41. 
Van Nordwyck, Cornelia, 126. 
Van Nostranii or Van Noorstrand, 63. 

Jan or |"lin, 30, 37. 

fanne'i--, 1; i, 104. 

Simmi 1 1 insc, 8, 
Vau Niiysc family of, 15. 

Abcgail, 13. 

Abegail Aukcrse, 16. 

Annct'ic, I 5. 
Van Nuysc, Annetie or Anneken 
Aukerse, I 5. 

Aukc Jansc, 8, 15. 

Femmctje Aukcrse, 16. 

Gertruyd Aukcrse, 15. 

Jacobus Aukerse, 16. 

Jan Aukerse, 16. 

Janneke Aukerse, 15, 

Maria Ver Kerk, 121. 

Pieter Aukcrse, 16. 

William, 20, 36. 

Vda Aukerse, 16. 
Van Orteck, Maria Margreta, 105. 
Van Pelt, Aaltje. 35. 

Geertje ar Gertrude, 88. 

Jacob, 88. 

John, 66. 

JohnL., 88. 

Rem, 86, 88. 
Van Princes, Penelopie, 10. 
Van Rarestein, Lysbeth, 33. 
Van Sant, Adrianna, 118. 



Van Sant, Arthur, 118. 
Catharina, 118. 
Charity, 1 18. 
Margaret or Pe^gy, 1 14. 
Maria, 114. 
Richard, 117. 
Sarah Ann, 1 18. 
William, 114. 
Van Santcn, Adriaen, 114. 
Van Sicklen, Abram, 86. 

John, 49. 
Van Vlict, Dirk Janse, 148. 
Van Voorhces (see Voorhies). 
Van Wyck, Abram, 34, 101, loa. 
Adriacntje, 84. 
Antjc, 98. 

Cornells Barcntsc, 148. 
Van Wyckelen, Evert, 13. 
Evert Janse, 84. 
Jan or John, 20, 61. 
Peternella, 84. 
Symon, 55. 
Van '/.uuren, Domine, 10, 28, 
Vatiglit, Cordelia, 109, 
Veghtc or V'ethten, Magdalen, 83. 
Magcltie, 55, 93. 
Sarah, 87. 
Venard Wm. L., 139. 
Verbrugge, Gillis Jansen, 65. 

Margarctta Gillis, 65. 
Verbryck Samuel, 6. 
Ver Kcrk, Jan, 19. 
Vloett Maria, 127. 
Vogel, Jacob Dircksen, 33. 
Vouk, 18. 

Catrina, 18. 
Hendrick, 17. 
Voorhies, Voris or Van Voorhiea, Abi- 
gail, 50. 
Abraham, 37, 50, 61. 
Court, 84. 
Court Stevense, 55, 
Jacob, 50, 59. 
Jan or John, 49, 50. 
John M., 105. 
John Stevense, 16. 
Jannetje, 61, 106. 
Marya, 50. 
Neeltje, 78. 
Neeltje Coerten, 78. 
Peter, 50. 

Steven Coevte, 149. 
Yda, 50. 
Wajdron or Waldrom, Benjamin, a8. 
• Cornelius, 18. 



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Indnx. 



Waldron, Ida, 28, 29. 
Jan, 20, 28. 
Left'ert, 28, 29. 
Maria, 28. 
Rcsolvert, 28. 
Saertje, 29. 
Walker, John I., 113. 
Walton, Elisha, 150. 
Stephen, 1 1 5. 

William, 34, 35, 150. 
Ward, 132. 
Washintton, Gen., 62. 
Watsun, Rebecca, 1 1 3. 
Waring, Charles, 140. 

Fanny or Frances Maria, 140. 

tlizalicth, 140. 
Webster, Rebecca, 1 1 5. . 
Weeks, Kliphalet, loO. 
Wells, Rev. J. W., 18. 
Wentworth, May, 119. 
Wcsbit. John, 56. 
West, James, 76. 
Wheeler, 132. 
White, Henry, 128. 

Sallie L., 113. 
Whiteman, William B., 138. 

William £., 138. 
Wilkins, Abigail, 53, 54. 

Jacob, 90. 

J. Jun., 54. 
Willett, Virene, 124. 
William?, Williamse or Williamson, 
Aert, 39. 

David, 104. 

Floor or Floris, 8, 148. 

Gysbert, 148. 

Hendrick, 104. 

Jannetjc, 39, 76, 105. 

John, 104. 

Maria, 16. 

Mary, 16. 

Nicholas, 61. 

Sarah, 104. 



Williams, William, 104. 

William K., 131. 

Wiltsic, Martin W., 83. 

Wilson, James A., Ii6. 

Susan, 120. 

Thomas, i 10. 

Winner, Abraham, 127. 

Ucnjamin, 127. 

[ames, 127. 

Samuel, 127. 
Winthrop,Gov., 151, 152. 
Wocitman, Uerick Janse, 15. 
Wollerson, sec Cowenhoven, 
Wood, Timothy, 67. 
Wooster, I 32. 
Wright, 1 32. 
Wytkc.tV, Anna, 51, 56. 

Annatie, 77. 

Altie, 106, 

Auke, 40, 41. 

Gariet, 56. 

George, 51. 

Hendrick, 21. 

Jacob, 28. 

|ane, 121. 

Johanna, 51. 

Johannes Willemse, 51. 

John, 98. 

Nicholas, 21, 100. 

Okcy, 40, 41, 121. 

I'ieter Claesen, 77. 

Roelof Terhunc, 99. 
Wynkoop, Cornelius, 118. 

Henry, 1 18, 128. 

Sarah, 1 18. 

Susinna, 118. 



Young, Sarah, i la. 



Zabriskie, John B., 87. 
Dr., 51. 



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